Bloomberg Law
Sept. 30, 2020, 5:36 PM

Full Federal Circuit Skips Second Look at Adobe Transfer Order

Perry Cooper
Perry Cooper
Legal Reporter

Adobe Inc. will litigate a patent infringement suit in its preferred venue in California rather than Waco, Texas, after the full Federal Circuit declined to reconsider an earlier panel ruling.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in July that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s convenience outweighs the Western District of Texas’ alleged ability to move the case faster.

The Western District of Texas has become a magnet for patent litigation as technology companies have started opening offices in Austin. The Waco Division’s one judge, Judge Alan D. ...