This report documents the effects of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017), on the patent litigation landscape. We explore a broad range of questions including:
- Did TC Heartland reduce the overall level of patent litigation activity in the U.S. or merely shift litigation to different courts?
- How did TC Heartland impact cases that were pending when the decision was issued, with particular focus on the Eastern District of Texas?
- How has TC Heartland affected highly assertive patentees differently than other patentees?