Columbia Insurance Co. et al v. Integrated Stealth Technology Inc., 3-16-cv-03091 (ILCD May 23, 2017, Order) (Myerscough, USDJ)
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Post-TC Heartland Venue Question Raised Sua Sponte
Following the recent Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland, the court sua sponte ordered the parties to brief whether venue of plaintiffs' patent infringement action was proper. "In light of the recent United State Supreme Court case, TC Heartland LLC.v Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (May 22, 2017), the parties are directed to brief whether venue is proper in this district. . . . The hearing set [in two weeks on defendant's motion for summary judgment of invalidity] is vacated and will be reset, if necessary, after resolution of the venue question."