For Venue Transfer, Court Takes Narrow View of 'Link_A_Media'

, New York Law Journal


Douglas R. Nemec and Edward L. Tulin of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom write that when, in December 2011, the Federal Circuit for the first time overturned a venue decision from a jurisdiction other than the Eastern District of Texas, there was considerable speculation that the District of Delaware, which was the target of the writ of mandamus, would become more amenable to transfer motions and a less desirable forum for patentees to file infringement actions. Such speculation appears, at least thus far, to have been largely unfounded.

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