July 14, 2017 / 11:33 PM / 2 years ago

Lawmaker says East Texas judge ignored Supreme Court venue decision

A Republican congressman harshly criticized U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall, Texas at a hearing on Thursday, saying the judge was flouting a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that cracked down on forum-shopping in patent cases.

U.S. Representative Darrell Issa of California, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, said at a committee hearing that a recent decision by Gilstrap was a “reprehensible” end-run around the high court’s May 22 opinion in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands.

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