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HP Unable to Ship Intellectual Ventures Patent Suit Out of Texas

May 12, 2022, 5:31 PM

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will have to face allegations its SimpliVity cloud software infringes an Intellectual Ventures patent in a Texas federal court after failing to convince a judge to transfer the case.

Judge Alan Albright denied HP’s request to transfer the suit to Massachusetts, where HP says SimpliVity was originally developed. HP argued Massachusetts was a more convenient place to litigate than Albright’s Western District of Texas courtroom in Waco.

HP acquired SimpliVity, a Massachusetts startup, for $650 million in 2017. Bellevue, Washington-based Intellectual Ventures alleged the SimpliVity platform infringes U.S. Patent No. 6,779,082, related to a ...