Bloomberg Law
Dec. 20, 2019, 8:49 PM

Apple Loses Bid To Move Mobile Wallet Patent Suit Out of Texas

Matthew Bultman
Matthew Bultman

Apple Inc. must defend a patent lawsuit over its Apple Wallet in a West Texas federal court, the Federal Circuit has ruled.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan Albright did not abuse his discretion when he turned down Apple’s request that the infringement lawsuit be sent closer to the iPhone maker’s headquarters in California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Dec. 20.

The ruling is a win for Fintiv Inc., which has accused Apple of infringing U.S. Patent No. 8,843,125, related to the management of virtual cards. The case is scheduled to go to trial in ...