What Comes Next in Waco When the Federal Circuit Orders Venue Transfer?

Welcome to continuing coverage of the Federal Circuit’s In re: Apple mandamus order. In this post we’ll focus on the near-term consequences of the ruling. First, here’s what’s happened to the litigants: Monday afternoon the Court convened a status conference involving plaintiff Uniloc 2017 and defendant Apple. The hearing was intended to address percolating discovery […]

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Federal Circuit Mandamus Opinion in In re: Apple: Majority Opinion

Yesterday the Federal Circuit issued an order granting a mandamus petition filed by Apple regarding a patent case proceeding in the Waco Division. The order effectively reverses Judge Albright’s prior denial of Apple’s motion for a convenience transfer to the N.D. Cal. under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), based on the Federal Circuit’s “conclu[sion] that Apple […]

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In re Apple – Judge Moore’s Dissent

On November 9, 2020, the Federal Circuit issued an order granting Apple’s mandamus petition to transfer its case against Uniloc to the Northern District of California (“NDCA”). We previously discussed the panel majority opinion, so this post will focus on Judge Judge Kimberly A. Moore’s dissenting opinion – which contained some flavorful rhetoric.  Judge Moore […]

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