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Will the Supreme Court end the East Texas patent scam?

Ars Technica

28 Mar 2017

Morrison & Foerster partner Mark L. Whitaker was quoted in the Ars Technica article “Will the Supreme Court end the East Texas Patent Scam?” in reference to the TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands argument. “Overturning 25 years of precedent on a close question of statutory interpretation may create hardships for legitimate patent holders and could concentrate patent cases in an even smaller number of districts—such as Delaware, for example,” he said. “The present statute includes tools for courts to transfer venue, which could be applied even more rigorously, until Congress is able to act.”



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