Gilstrap Denies Another Post-TC Heartland Transfer Bid

Law360, San Francisco (November 17, 2017, 9:39 PM EST) -- Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap has refused to transfer multiple patent infringement suits filed by Nichia Corp. against television and lightbulb makers, finding that the companies consented to litigate the disputes in Texas and they can’t “take back” that admission in the wake of the Supreme Court’s May TC Heartland decision.

In separate rulings on Wednesday, Judge Gilstrap acknowledged that the California-based lightbulb maker Feit Electric Inc. and television makers TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd. and TTE Technology Inc. tried to reserve the right...
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Nichia Corporation v. Vizio, Inc.


Case Number

2:16-cv-01453

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Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

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Rodney Gilstrap

Date Filed

December 27, 2016

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