Patent Suit Against Car Makers Stays Put

Law360, New York (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Car makers accused of infringing patents for tire pressure monitoring systems won’t be leaving a plaintiff-preferred federal court in Texas, now that an appeals court has refused to issue a writ of mandamus and transfer the patent-holding company’s sprawling lawsuit to Michigan.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit disappointed the many defendants Friday by refusing to grant a writ of mandamus to vacate the district judge’s decision to keep the infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas....
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