Bloomberg Law
Sept. 18, 2020, 3:02 PM

Apple, Uniloc to Spar at Federal Circuit Over ‘Judge-Shopping’

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper
Legal Reporter

Apple Inc. wants the Federal Circuit to stop the Western District of Texas from allowing “unabashed forum- and judge-shopping” in patent disputes, in a case set for argument Sept. 22.

Apple filed a petition for mandamus asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to overturn Judge Alan Albright’s decision refusing to send Uniloc 2017 LLC’s patent infringement suit against it to what Apple considers a more convenient court.

The Federal Circuit rarely holds oral arguments on mandamus petitions, meaning the three judges assigned to the case must find that it raises interesting issues. It could be another ...

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