The Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding venue in patent actions. TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC, No. 16-341, oral argument 3/27/2017. The question presented by the Court was whether 28 USC 1400(b) is the sole and exclusive provision governing venue in patent infringement actions and is not to be supplemented by 28 USC 1391(c). The petitioner in this case challenged the Federal Circuit's precedence that amendments to Section 1391(c) justified its departure from Supreme Court's interpretation of Section 1400(b) in Fourco Glass Co. v. Transmirra Products Corp., 353 US 222 (1957).
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