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Home office not viable for jurisdiction in East Texas patent case – Fed Circ.
September 22, 2017 / 9:04 PM / in 2 months

Home office not viable for jurisdiction in East Texas patent case – Fed Circ.

Allowing a sales executive to work from his home in eastern Texas did not mean Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray Inc could be sued for patent infringement there, a federal appeals court held on Thursday.

In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap to transfer a 2015 patent infringement lawsuit Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon brought against Cray out of the Eastern District of Texas.

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