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Patent Suit Over Skullcandy Headphones Booted From West Texas

April 1, 2021, 7:40 PM

Headphone maker Skullcandy Inc. won’t have to defend a patent lawsuit from Koss Corp. in West Texas, after a federal judge found Skullcandy doesn’t have a place of business there.

Judge Alan Albright said the Utah-based company doesn’t lease shelf-space in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas or have other ties to the area that would make venue proper under a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The judge granted Skullcandy’s motion to dismiss in a Wednesday ruling.

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