Gilstrap Finds Google Repair Facility Ties Patent Suit To Texas

By Jasmin Jackson (May 13, 2022, 8:33 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap won't let Google transfer a patent suit over technology that lets users share locations and send alerts, finding that Google is bound to the Eastern District of Texas since it has outsourced product repairs from a facility there.

Judge Gilstrap said in an order filed Thursday that the Northern District of California was not the right forum for Google LLC to fight infringement claims lodged by AGIS Software Development LLC over technology that allows users to view each other's location on a map and send alerts to missing devices.

The Texas judge ruled that Google was...

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