Apple Gets Tech Group Support of Full Court Look at Patent Venue

July 27, 2020, 6:34 PM

The full Federal Circuit must review a Waco, Texas-based judge’s patent rulings “to correct a pattern of venue transfer-related legal errors,” an association supporting Apple Inc.‘s bid for rehearing told the court.

“This case (and many others) demonstrate that the Western District of Texas is emerging as an attractive venue for aggressive forum shoppers,” ACT|The App Association said in a July 24 amicus brief.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit June 16 denied Apple’s petition to review its failed attempt to move a patent infringement suit against it to northern California. Judge Alan D. Albright ...

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