Albright To Apple: Koss Patent Row Won't Be Transferred

By Andrew Karpan (April 23, 2021, 8:09 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Alan Albright has rejected arguments from Apple to send an infringement suit filed in Texas by headphone maker Koss Corp. to California federal court, less than a month after it failed to secure a writ of mandamus on the issue from the Federal Circuit.

In a sealed ruling handed down Thursday, Judge Albright denied a transfer bid Apple lodged last year in response to an infringement suit that Wisconsin-based Koss hit the smartphone and headphone giant with in his Western District of Texas court in July.

Apple had filed its bid to transfer the case in December and,...

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