Juniper Wins Transfer out of West Texas from Federal Circuit, as ZTE Renews Attempt to Get to North Texas

September 25, 2021

The Federal Circuit has issued a writ of mandamus vacating District Judge Alan D. Albright’s denial of Juniper Network’s motion to transfer a set of cases filed by WSOU Investments, LLC (d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development) and ordering Judge Albright to transfer the litigation to the Northern District of California. Since March 2020, WSOU has hit 17 defendants, most with multiple Western District of Texas cases filed in parallel and most asserting a single former Nokia patent per complaint. The writ comes as a US subsidiary of ZTE (3:21-cv-02128) has filed a declaratory judgment action against WSOU in the Northern District of Texas, after ZTE’s motion to dismiss the cases against it in West Texas were granted only as to its US subs.

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