February 22, 2017 CIPLA Meeting

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The Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA) is pleased to announce its fifth meeting in the 2016-2017 schedule. We are welcoming James Dabney of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLC. Mr. Dabney is counsel for the petitioner in the Supreme Court case TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341. 

The question presented in TC Heartland is whether the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), is the sole and exclusive provision governing venue in patent infringement actions, and is not to be supplemented by the broad definition of corporate “residence” found in 28 U.S.C. § 1391(c). In TC Heartland, the petitioner is asking the Supreme Court to construe 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) as protecting domestic corporate defendants against suit for alleged patent infringement except in districts (i) where the defendant is incorporated or (ii) where the defendant maintains a regular and established place of business and has committed an act of alleged patent infringement. The petitioner’s opening brief is currently due on January 30, 2017. 

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Elm City Club in New Haven.

Please RSVP by February 17, 2017 on the CIPLA website, or by emailing CIPLA Program Chair Ben White at bwhite@ssjr.com.