Google Convinces Fed. Cir. to Move Patent Suit Out of Texas

Oct. 6, 2021, 6:10 PM

Alphabet Inc.‘s Google will avoid patent infringement litigation in Waco, Texas, after the Federal Circuit ordered Judge Alan D. Albright to surrender another case.

The case involves allegations by Jenam Tech LLC that Google’s use of an internet transport protocol infringed eight patents. Albright denied Google’s motion to transfer the case from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to the Northern District of California where its headquarters is located.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the suit’s “center of gravity” is clearly in Northern California, and not in West Texas. “There is ...

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