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Lyft Pick-Up Zones Not Place of Business for Texas Patent Suit

Nov. 12, 2021, 8:28 PM

Lyft Inc. pick-up locations around Eastern Texas aren’t places of business, a federal magistrate judge found in recommending a patent infringement suit filed by Agis Software Development LLC be dismissed.

Magistrate Judge Roy Payne in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas also said the vehicles of Lyft drivers and Lyft maintenance vehicles weren’t places of business that would support the ride-share app being sued there.

Payne recommended the lawsuit be dismissed, with Agis having the option to refile in a different court. Agis has a chance to object to the report.

The Nov. 10 recommendation is ...