Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Issue: Whether the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), which provides that patent infringement actions “may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides[,]” is the sole and exclusive provision governing venue in patent infringement actions and is not to be supplemented by the statute governing “[v]enue generally,” 28 U.S.C. § 1391, which has long contained a subsection (c) that, where applicable, deems a corporate entity to reside in multiple judicial districts.
Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 17, 2016, 11:23 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/10/petition-of-the-day-1013/