In this Law360 article, “Patent Litigation Trends To Watch in 2017,” Morrison & Foerster partner Richard Hung was quoted about the impact of a recent patent litigation case in regards to venue rules.
"We’re going to see a lot more 12(b)(3) motions in the next few months, after the bombshell of TC Heartland," said Mr. Hung. "There’s going to be a lot more motion practice on venue while that case is pending." He was also quoted about the Supreme Court’s Alice decision, saying “Given the scarcity of cases, there was very little supportive authority for district courts finding a patent valid under 101. What we’re really seeing now is the Federal Circuit tilting back and saying that many computer and internet patents are patentable."