In Rare Move, Albright Lets Patent Case Leave His Court

By Dani Kass (May 18, 2021, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A telecommunications equipment company accomplished a rare feat this week when it persuaded U.S. District Judge Alan Albright to transfer patent litigation from his Western District of Texas court to one in Alabama.

Judge Albright on Monday said Correct Transmission LLC wrongly filed its litigation against Adtran Inc. in his court, given that neither company has ties to the Western District of Texas. The judge — who last year received about 20% of the country's patent suits — normally refuses to transfer litigation, earning him multiple scoldings from the Federal Circuit.

Correct Transmission had filed its suit in July, accusing the...

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