Video Game Co. Can't Move IP Suit Post-TC Heartland

Law360, Los Angeles (July 25, 2017, 10:40 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Tuesday denied Valve Corp.’s bid to dismiss or transfer a suit alleging it infringed lip-sync animation technology, rebuffing the video game company's claim that it didn’t have an improper venue argument until the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent TC Heartland decision.

U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu concluded in his seven-page ruling that Valve waived any issue of improper venue by waiting too long to file its objection. The Washington state-based company is among nearly two dozen video game companies, including Electronic...
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