Three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, placing tighter restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits. As a result, the robust patent litigation activity in the Eastern District of Texas has eased up and spread more throughout Texas—specifically in Waco.
During the IPWatchdog CON2020, Jackson Walker partner John Jackson will join a panel on Tuesday, September 1 discussing the realities of litigating in Texas after TC Heartland, including trends, best practices, and the differences between the districts. In addition to John, the panel will include:
- Jamie McDole, Patent Litigation Partner at Haynes and Boone
- Sharon Israel, Partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon and Past President of AIPLA
- David Henry, Leader of Gray Reed’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group
Launched in 1999, IPWatchdog.com is the largest online intellectual property publication in the world. With more than 1.6 million users, the legal blog provides news, information, analysis, and commentary in the patent and innovation industries, including trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.
For more information about the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision, read “‘Law360’ Quotes Wasif Qureshi on Impact of TC Heartland Decision.”
“Litigating Patents in Texas: Trends, Best Practices, and Differences Between Districts”
September 1, 2020 | 12:45 PM
**The conference, previously scheduled for March 2020, was moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
John M. Jackson has represented clients in patent litigation and complex commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the country, and in the International Trade Commission (ITC). John has served as trial counsel in more than 125 patent infringement lawsuits nationally and has handed matters before the ITC. He has tried three major patent infringement cases to a jury and has considerable experience with all aspects of the claim construction or Markman process in patent infringement lawsuits. In addition to his intellectual property practice, John co-chairs the Firm’s Cybersecurity Litigation Group and counsels clients concerning data privacy issues. He has earned certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.