“any civil action for patent infringement may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides.”
It appears these authors have at least in part used a template for their articles drafted by large multinational infringers -so much so it’s hard to separate fact from the propaganda of infringers (thieves). The Inc article is far more balanced and accurate, but fails to fully navigate their misinformation and dissembling.
It has been tradition in America since its founding and in western society for centuries before and a fundamental axiom, that when a right such as a property right is trespassed the party damaged has a right to sue in any reasonable venue, such as where the crime was committed. To deny inventors the right to bring suit where they are infringed (robbed and left for dead) and where the infringer has a meaningful tie deprives them of longstanding and traditional American property rights. No doubt our large infringers would rather have their small competitors travel to a distant venue to considerably increase our legal expenses and where their employees or relatives of are on the jury and where they have substantial sway on local courts such as by judge selection. If so, then stay where you are and don’t infringe outside of your home venue. But when your infringement wanders outside that limited boundary then you deserve what you get. When thieves win America loses. Just because they call it ‘reform’ doesn’t mean it is.
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