CUA Law Professor Megan M. La Belle and Rachel C. Hughey of Merchant & Gould filed an amici brief on behalf of about 15 professors of law and civil procedure in Support of Respondent in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. See below.
TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In
JD Supra Business Advisor
March 27, 2017
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Megan M. La Belle of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and Rachel C. Hughey of Merchant & Gould filed an amici brief on behalf of about 15 professors of law and civil procedure. These professors filed their brief in support of Kraft Foods, and advocated for a broad reading of the specific patent statute. This brief focused more attention on statutory construction and how the Federal Circuit's interpretation of the patent venue statute was consistent with other Federal Civil cases. In contrast, Ted M. Sichelman of the University of San Diego School of Law filed an amici curiae brief as counsel of record on behalf of 22 law, economics, and business professors that appeared to be a response to the previous 61 professors. This brief focused almost exclusively on the reasons why the aims of patent law are better served under the current interpretation of the statute as provided by the Federal Circuit.
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