Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: There’s still a lot of dispute over the TC Heartland venue rules in the Eastern District of Texas. Google can’t get out. Intel can’t get out. Now BMW can’t get out. I think one of those three rulings is on solid ground and I’ll explain which below. Also, I have the tale of an accused infringer who filed for an inter-partes review 11 months after being sued—and was told “too late.” As always you can email meyour thoughts and follow me on Twitter.

No Escaping ED-Tex for Google, Intel, BMW