In Re VW: Patent Filing In Eastern District Of Texas

Law360, New York (October 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a long-anticipated ruling that some argue may influence the amount of patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the district court “clearly abused its discretion” by denying a motion to transfer venue and thus granted Volkswagen’s petition for a writ of mandamus directing the district court to transfer the case to the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. In re: Volkswagen, 2008 WL 4531718 (5th Cir. Oct. 10, 2008).

In Re: Volkswagen

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