In a bombshell ruling in SnapRays v. Lighting Defense Group, case no. 2023-1184 (May 2, 2024), an appellate panel from the U.S. Federal Circuit determined that an accused infringer could haul its accuser—the patentee—into the federal district court of the infringer’s home state, despite the patentee not having initiated any contact with the accused or any contacts with that state.