Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2021, 6:40 PM

West Texas Judge Takes Aim at Fed. Cir. on Patent Case Moves

Matthew Bultman
Matthew Bultman

Recent Federal Circuit decisions on moving patent cases out of West Texas judge Alan Albright’s courtroom are “out of step” with decades of law, Albright said in an order moving a patent suit against Google LLC to California.

Albright, of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, granted Google’s request to transfer a suit from Super Interconnect Technologies to the Northern District of California, a place Google argued was more convenient.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has pushed back against Albright’s rulings on several requests in recent months to transfer patent cases out ...