Fed. Circ. Order May Lead To Speedier Transfer Rulings

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 8:03 PM EST) -- While the Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected EMC Corp.'s request to have a patent case against it transferred out of the Eastern District of Texas, the appeals court set important guidelines calling for district court judges to decide transfer motions early in a case, attorneys said.

EMC argued that a Texas federal judge wrongly cited the fact that the case had been pending in his court for two years as a reason for denying EMC's motion to transfer. The Federal Circuit denied EMC's petition for writ of mandamus, finding that other factors weighed in favor of keeping the case in Texas....

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