Judge Blocks Twitter's Bid To Move Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday denied Twitter Inc.'s attempt to move a suit brought against it by a patent-holding company to California, saying the company could not use its website's terms of use to justify a venue change.

VS Technologies LLC filed suit in January, claiming Twitter is infringing its patent for creating an interactive virtual community of famous people, to which it claims it acquired the rights in September from Dinesh Agarwal.

Twitter had argued the suit should be transferred to the Northern District...
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