Decision Clarifying Patent Venue May Still Spur More Fights

By Ryan Davis (February 20, 2020, 10:14 PM EST) -- A Federal Circuit decision that the presence of Google servers in the Eastern District of Texas doesn't mean the company must face patent suits there makes clear that patent venue requires a human element, but could open the door to creative new arguments from plaintiffs, attorneys say.

The appeals court last week granted Google's mandamus petition and ordered Judge Rodney Gilstrap to dismiss or transfer a storage patent infringement suit filed against the tech titan by Super Interconnect Technologies LLC. While the judge said Google's servers established venue in the district, the appeals court concluded that venue requires the presence of...

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