Troll Repellent: The Customer Suit Exception Today

Normally, the plaintiff in a patent infringement case gets to choose where to file their lawsuit. However, when a plaintiff sues a customer for using an allegedly infringing product, the customer suit exception may apply. Under this exception, courts will stay the patent holder’s action against the customers, pending the result of litigation between the patent holder and manufacturer. If the patent holder has not yet sued the manufacturer, the manufacturer can seek a declaratory Continue Reading →