Judge Albright concluded that the NDCA was clearly more convenient for this case involving emoji.
Closing the Austin courthouse means trial will be in Waco.
The court denied the motion, finding that the relevant standard was not met.
Time to see how Mandamus Lite tastes.
In light of the Federal Circuit’s guidance, the court transferred this case to NDCA.
The request for transfer to CDCA was denied, since the case couldn’t have been brought there.
Judge Albright concluded that CDCA wasn’t clearly more convenient.
This oil field case triggered application of the “first-to-file” rule.
In Austin, this is a bar. In Waco, these are the new rules on venue motions vis a vis Markman hearings.
Judge Albright found that a plaintiff was engaged in “blatant form shopping” and transferred the case to Delaware.