Fed. Circ. Says Google Servers Don't Justify Venue In EDTX

Law360 (February 13, 2020, 6:30 PM EST) -- The presence of Google servers in the Eastern District of Texas doesn't mean the tech giant can be sued there for patent infringement, a Federal Circuit panel said Thursday, heeding a 2018 warning from a fellow circuit judge.

While Google's use of other companies' space to store cache servers helps establish a place of business, the Federal Circuit said the lack of Google employees or agents there conducting business dooms the venue. 

"We conclude that a 'regular and established place of business' requires the regular, physical presence of an employee or other agent of the defendant conducting the defendant's business at the alleged 'place...

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