Google Slams Texas Court Order Nixing Venue Swap In IP Spat

Law360 (August 5, 2020, 10:02 PM EDT) -- Google LLC this week urged the Federal Circuit to overturn an Eastern District of Texas order finding that a third-party vendor that Google works with there can be used to establish venue, slamming the decision as a misconstruction of the law and requesting a transfer of the patent litigation to California.

Patent holding company Personalized Media Communications LLC, which is suing Google for allegedly infringing its video streaming patents, has argued that Texas-based Communications Test Design Inc. is Google's agent as it repairs and refurbishes the tech giant's devices. Meanwhile, Google has maintained that it merely has an arms-length contract with...

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