With Jab At Fed. Circ., Albright Ships IP Case To California

By Britain Eakin (October 25, 2021, 8:16 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Alan Albright on Monday granted a motion by semiconductor company Microchip Technology Inc. to transfer a patent infringement suit against it by HD Silicon Solutions LLC to California, citing recent Federal Circuit decisions reprimanding the Texas judge for failing to grant transfers.

Judge Albright, who oversees the nation's busiest patent docket as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, said in a 15-page order, "Microchip has carried its burden to show that transfer to the Northern District of California is clearly more convenient than the venue chosen by plaintiff." The judge's order at times...

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