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LabCorp Rejected in Bid to Move DNA Testing Suit From West Texas

Jan. 28, 2022, 10:57 PM

LabCorp must face a patent suit from Ravgen Inc. over DNA testing technology in the Western District of Texas, after a judge found LabCorp lacked good cause for a late transfer request.

Judge Alan Albright in an order Friday denied LabCorp’s request to file a motion to transfer the suit to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. LabCorp said Southern California would be a more convenient place to litigate the case.

Under Albright’s rules, a defendant can, without permission from the court, request a transfer up to eight weeks before the claim construction hearing. LabCorp ...