CyWee Repeats Recent Assertion Pattern Against Huawei in Texas and HTC in Washington

June 15, 2017

As it did a couple of weeks ago, CyWee Group Ltd. has filed suit—twice—against an overseas corporation and its US subsidiary in a venue where that subsidiary is located. One new complaint names Huawei (2:17-cv-00495), alleging proper venue in the Eastern District of Texas for Huawei Device USA, Inc., the Plano-based domestic subsidiary because it is incorporated in Texas (and therefore “resides” in the state) and for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., the Chinese parent, because it is “not a resident of the United States and may, therefore, be sued in any judicial district”. CyWee further alleges that the subsidiary is an agent of the parent, justifying venue based on alleged acts of infringement and the presence of a “regular and established place of business” in the district. CyWee’s new complaint against HTC (2:17-cv-00932) takes a similar approach against the Taiwanese company and its US subsidiary HTC America. In late May, CyWee filed suit against LG Electronics (the parent and a US sub) in the Southern District of California based on similar allegations about the defendants’ relationship to each other and connections to that district.

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