Fed. Circ. Says LabCorp Missed Chance To Move Patent Row

By Jasmin Jackson (May 12, 2022, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday held LabCorp can't get a shot at transferring Ravgen's patent suit over diagnostics technology out of the Western District of Texas and over to California, agreeing with U.S. District Judge Alan Albright's finding that LabCorp missed the Waco Division's filing deadline.

A three-judge panel said in an order that it won't force the Texas judge to let Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings file a transfer motion in a patent suit lodged against it by Ravgen Inc., which accuses LabCorp of poaching biotechnology that detects genetic disorders like chromosomal abnormalities and mutations.

Last January, Judge Albright denied...

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