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Netflix Gets Fed. Cir. to Send Broadcom Patent Suit Out of Texas

Jan. 19, 2022, 8:57 PM

Netflix Inc. will face patent infringement allegations in a federal court in California after convincing the Federal Circuit that a suit by two Broadcom Corp. subsidiaries should be transferred out of East Texas.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted Netflix’s petition for mandamus in an unsigned, nonprecedential order.

“In this case, we agree with Netflix that the district court clearly erred in disregarding potential sources of proof and witnesses in the Northern District of California,” the appeals court said. “And we conclude that correction of those errors, when combined with the district court’s own determination ...