Fed. Circ. Orders Transfer of Sanofi Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has agreed to order the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to transfer a patent battle pursued by Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH against Genentech Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc. to California.

Genentech and Biogen had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to direct the Texas court to vacate a March 19, 2009 order denying their request to transfer the case to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

In a ruling issued Friday,...
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