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HP obtains writ of mandamus in patent litigation

September 2018

On behalf of HP Inc., Jones Day obtained a rare writ of mandamus from the Federal Circuit ordering Judge Schroeder from the Eastern District of Texas to transfer a patent litigation involving Google Chrome products to the Northern District of California. The Federal Circuit’s decision provides an important blueprint for cases involving customer-supplier scenarios where a customer seeks to transfer a case to the venue where its supplier is based.

In re: HP Inc., No. 18-00149 (Fed. Cir.); Cypress Lake Software, Inc. v. ZTE (USA) Inc., No. 6:17-cv-00300; Cypress Lake Software, Inc. v. HP Inc., No. 6:17-00462 (E.D. Tex.)

For additional information about this matter, please contact: Krista S. Schwartz, Matthew J. Silveira

Client(s): HP Inc.