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IP Partner to Attend Supreme Court Arguments for Debate Over Patent Venue Law

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NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 – Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers are tracking significant patent cases underway at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, March 27, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a case regarding venue reform for patent infringement litigation in the United States.

Considered one of the most important patent cases of the year, patent litigator Neil Sirota will attend the arguments on Monday and will be available to comment on key points and questions addressed. As partner and IP Department deputy chair for Baker Botts’ New York office, Mr. Sirota handles patent litigation, as well as validity and infringement opinions, patent prosecution and counseling on intellectual property matters.

The TC Heartland case concerns the proper reading of the term “resides” in the patent venue statute. The Supreme Court will be deciding whether to revert to a prior, more stringent venue standard, which would limit venue in patent cases to districts where defendants are incorporated or have an established place of business.

To schedule an interview with Mr. Sirota, please contact Brecke Boyd at [email protected] or 202-639-7896.

With over 180 IP lawyers and patent professionals, holding over 200 technical degrees, Baker Botts has an incredibly deep bench of practitioners with a wealth of experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. Learn more about Baker Botts’ IP practice.


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