The justices ruled unanimously Monday that patent infringement lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The case was sparked by an appeal from Carmel-based TC Heartland LLC.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider putting sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, accepting a case that may undercut patent owners’ ability to channel cases to favorable courts.
The Senate easily passed a bill Monday allowing corporations to make a federal case of the theft of trade secrets, but a broader patent-law overhaul backed by businesses including Eli Lilly and Co. faces a rougher road.
In one fell swoop, the law firm more than doubled the size of its intellectual property team with the additions it scored from Krieg DeVault. The move could bring as much as $10 million in annual revenue to Taft.