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TracFone Gets Federal Circuit to Send Patent Suit Out of Texas

April 20, 2021, 4:52 PM

TracFone Wireless Inc. will face patent infringement allegations in the Southern District of Florida after the Federal Circuit ordered the Western District of Texas to relinquish the suit.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright’s transfer analysis was “clearly flawed,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in a nonprecedential order.

“With several factors favoring transfer and no factor favoring keeping the case in the plaintiff’s chosen forum, the district court’s decision that the transferee venue was not clearly more convenient produced a patently erroneous result,” the court said.

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