Judge Says Apple, Qualcomm Should Face Patent Suit In Fla.

Law360, Miami (January 10, 2018, 9:28 PM EST) -- A Florida federal magistrate judge on Tuesday recommended denial of Apple Inc.'s bid to dismiss a smartphone patent suit from Jacksonville-based ParkerVision Inc. as well as co-defendant Qualcomm Inc.'s request to transfer the suit to Southern California, after concluding that the Middle District of Florida is a proper and convenient venue.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James R. Klindt issued his findings in a 29-page report and recommendation, in which he determined that ParkerVision met its burden to show that both of the tech giants had regular and established places of business and committed alleged acts of patent infringement within the Middle District...

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