IP at the Supreme Court Series:  TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

Supreme Court Building

March 27th, 2017
4:30pm | Room NT01

Reception to Follow


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.


  • 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


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.


Decision: May 27, 2017
Argument: TranscriptAudio

All briefs available on SCOTUSblog: TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC