Sweetener manufacturer TC Heartland recently petitioned the Federal Circuit for a writ of mandamus that asked the court to radically alter how patents are litigated in the United States. The issue presented calls into question basic law on venue for patent infringement, which for the past twenty-five years has been fairly permissive. If TC Heartland’s arguments are adopted, the much criticized practice of forum-shopping would be drastically curtailed. On October 23, TC Heartland.. Read More