Apple's HTC Smartphone IP Claims Move From Fla. To Del.

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge agreed Tuesday to remove Apple Inc.'s patent infringement claims against HTC Corp. from its ongoing battle with Motorola Mobility Inc. in Miami and transfer them to stayed proceedings over similar smartphone patents in Delaware.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. granted HTC’s motion over Apple's objections, saying the transfer of venue was more convenient for the parties and the witnesses and would be more efficient, given that the patents at issue in both Florida and Delaware concerned HTC’s smartphones.

“Judicial efficiency...
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