Calif. Judge Says HTC's Alice Motion Kills Transfer Bid

Law360, New York (July 7, 2017, 9:47 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has denied cellphone maker HTC's bid to dismiss or transfer a patent infringement suit brought by InfoGation, saying HTC has litigated the case for a year and can't argue about the venue now despite the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in TC Heartland.

U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff of California's Southern District said in a seven-page order Wednesday that HTC Corp. waived its right to challenge the venue by filing various briefs prior to the pending one, including patent invalidity contentions, two stay motions, a motion for judgment on the pleadings and participating in claim construction of...

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