March 27: SCOTUS Series – TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC


4:15 PM Registration | 4:30 PM Panel | Room NT01 (Ceremonial Classroom)
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington DC, 20016
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In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court.

Issue: Whether the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), which provides that patent infringement actions “may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides[,]” is the sole and exclusive provision governing venue in patent infringement actions and is not to be supplemented by the statute governing “[v]enue generally,” 28 U.S.C. § 1391, which has long contained a subsection (c) that, where applicable, deems a corporate entity to reside in multiple judicial districts.


Professor Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law, Moderator

Professor Jonas Anderson, American University Washington College of Law, Panelist

James Dabney, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Counsel for Petitioner 

Brian Burgess, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Counsel for Respondent

Professor Megan La Belle, Catholic University of America School of Law, representing Professors of Patent Law and Civil Procedure on amicus brief


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