Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands case.

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to restore reasonable limits on where patent lawsuits can be brought.  This decision will help rein in abusive forum shopping, and restores our nation’s patent venue laws to ensure that cases are brought in judicial districts that have a reasonable connection to the dispute.  

“Following today’s decision, I look forward to continuing discussions with stakeholders on other aspects of abusive patent litigation and how we keep our patent laws up to date to ensure a well-functioning patent system.”