TripAdvisor Can't Check Suit Out Of EDTX, Patent Owner Says

By Braden Campbell (June 28, 2016, 1:56 PM EDT) -- A patent holder alleging TripAdvisor and several other sites use side menu bars that infringe its patented technology asked a Texas federal court Monday not to move its suit against the travel service to the Northern District of California, saying key documents and witnesses would be easier to round up in Texas.

Saying TripAdvisor's motion earlier this month to move the suit out of the Eastern District of Texas, which has a reputation for favoring patent holders, relies on "vague, speculative venue assertions," Global Equity Management SA Pty. Ltd. argued that keeping the suit where it is would be more convenient...

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