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IP Demand Letter Puts Case In Texas District, Fed. Circ. Says

Law360 (December 7, 2018, 6:51 PM EST) -- A Texas federal court has jurisdiction to hear whether several banks infringe a licensing company’s patents covering electronic banking procedures because the company sent demand letters to the institutions, which are located in the district, the Federal Circuit held Friday.

The appellate court cited the letters by Plano Encryption Technologies LLC in reversing the Northern District of Texas’ determination that it did not have jurisdiction to consider a bid by the relatively small banks for a declaratory ruling as to the validity of the patents and whether the banks infringe, according to Friday’s opinion.

The Federal Circuit held that because Plano...

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