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TikTok Wins Transfer of Patent Case Out of West Texas

May 24, 2021, 4:57 PM

ByteDance Ltd. and its TikTok unit convinced a federal judge in Waco, Texas to send a patent suit brought by video-technology developer 10Tales Inc. to California.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright on May 21 ordered the infringement lawsuit transferred to the Northern District of California. The judge said that district was “clearly more convenient” than West Texas.

Albright’s court has become a hub for patent suits, and he hasn’t been quick to send them away. One study found Albright denied 13 of 17 requests to transfer a case out of West Texas for ...

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