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Samsung, LG Secure Order Moving Patent Suits Out of West Texas

June 30, 2021, 4:45 PM

Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. convinced the Federal Circuit to order West Texas Judge Alan Albright to send patent infringement suits against them to a federal court in California.

Albright, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, refused to transfer the suits, finding they couldn’t initially have been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California because plaintiff Ikorongo Texas LLC can only sue for infringement that occurs in Texas.

But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected that argument in a precedential order, calling Ikorongo ...