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Client Alert: Federal Circuit Rules that Plaintiffs Bear Burden of Establishing Venue in Patent Infringement Litigation

17 May 2018

This Client Alert, written by Partners Jeffrey J. Catalano and Marina N. Saito addresses the Federal Circuit’s opinion in In re ZTE, which establishes that plaintiffs bear the burden of persuasion in establishing venue in patent infringement actions.  This is a significant decision which will make forum shopping more difficult, particularly in cases in which the defendant lacks a physical presence within the district.

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