Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd May 2017 22:18 UTC
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google.

In a decision that upends 27 years of law governing patent infringement cases, the justices sided with beverage flavoring company TC Heartland LLC in its legal battle with food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co. The justices ruled 8-0 that patent suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated.

Good. That district in Texas is screwed.

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RE[3]: Finally!
by Earl C Pottinger on Wed 24th May 2017 00:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Finally!"
Earl C Pottinger
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2008-07-12

They probably are limited to the state itself, but still is not Texas.

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