U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules to counteract 'patent trolls'

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 22nd, 2017 tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts. The justices ruled 8-0 that patent suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated.

Country: Global

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: court cases, IPR, US, patent trolls

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017

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