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Apple Must Fight Credit Card Tech Patent Lawsuit in Texas (1)

Nov. 29, 2019, 4:23 PMUpdated: Nov. 29, 2019, 5:35 PM

Apple Inc. failed to convince an East Texas federal district court to move a patent infringement dispute involving its Apple Wallet application to a court closer to its California headquarters.

The Nov. 27 ruling is a win for Marshall, Texas-based Quest NetTech Corp., which is suing Apple for allegedly infringing its U.S. Patent No. RE38137 that describes a electronic credit card system to store financial account and transaction data.

The decision also sheds light on how federal courts weigh factors such as access to witnesses and court congestion when examining a party’s motion to transfer venue. The U.S. District Court...

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