Albright Gets Defensive While Allowing Google Transfer

By Dani Kass (November 8, 2021, 9:01 PM EST) -- After an initial refusal, Judge Alan Albright has reluctantly transferred patent litigation against Google from his Western District of Texas courtroom to the Northern District of California, while taking multiple opportunities to call out inconsistencies in Federal Circuit precedent and air his frustrations with the appeals court.

Judge Albright transferred Super Interconnect Technologies' suit against Google to California on Friday, saying Federal Circuit guidance issued since his transfer refusal in September calls for the case to switch district courts. The changes largely had to do with evaluating the conveniences of witnesses, according to the order made public Monday.

"The two witness...

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