Fed. Cir. Probes Where Victoria’s Secret Online Can Be Sued

April 8, 2021, 6:21 PM

Two Federal Circuit judges grappled at oral argument with whether Victoria’s Secret store employees in Texas are agents of the company’s online entities, to allow the entities to be sued for patent infringement there.

Patent owner Andra Group LP sued four related entities alleging the retailer’s website infringes its virtual fitting room patent. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found only Victoria’s Secret Stores LLC, which does business in the district, may be sued there. It dismissed claims against Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management Inc., Victoria’s Secret Direct Brand Management LLC, and L Brands Inc.

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