NYIPLA Presidents' Forum

Event Date
  • 4/24/2018   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse
    40 Foley Square
    Conference room 307
    New York, New York 10007

---By invitation only---




The topic is “Patent Venue After T.C. Heartland: Application and Policy Considerations”. In T.C. Heartland v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court reinterpreted the long-standing venue rules laid down by the Federal Circuit that had been applied in patent infringement actions. Specifically, for patent venue purposes, the Supreme Court found that a corporation "resides" only in its place of incorporation. Since then, lower courts have struggled with how to apply the patent venue statute, focusing on the dormant portion relating to "where the defendant has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business."

NYIPLA Immediate Past President Walter E. Hanley Jr. will facilitate a town-hall-style dialogue. The discussion leaders are: Honorable Colleen McMahon, United States District Court, Southern District of New York; Honorable Loretta Preska, United States District Court, Southern District of New York; Henry Haddad, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Robert Isackson, Leason Ellis LLP; Brian Ledahl, Russ August & Kabat; Charles Macedo, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP; Colman Regan, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Tim Wilson, SAS.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:15 PM – 7:30 PM Presentation followed by Reception
Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, NYC - conference room 307

Coordinated by the NYIPLA Presidents' Forum Project Team:
Mitch Epner, Walter Hanley, Annemarie Hassett, Robert Isackson, 
Charles Macedo, Colman Ragan, Robert Rando, Marian Underweiser