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Adobe Patent Suit Should Go to California, Federal Circuit Says

July 28, 2020, 7:15 PM

An Adobe Inc. patent infringement suit should be litigated in California where the company is based, not in Texas, the Federal Circuit said Tuesday.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s convenience outweighs the Western District of Texas’s alleged ability to move the case faster, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said.

“Even without disturbing the court’s suggestion that it could more quickly resolve this case based on its scheduling order, with several factors favoring transfer and nothing else favoring retaining this case in Western Texas, the district court erred in giving this factor ...