Durie Tangri Transfers Patent Case from E.D. Texas to N.D. California as Supreme Court Considers TC Heartland

March 28, 2017

Durie Tangri, on behalf of client Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (“Silver Spring”), successfully transferred a patent litigation brought by plaintiff Acoustic Technology, Inc. (“ATI”) from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California, where Silver Spring is headquartered.  Durie Tangri attorneys argued that the locus of evidence relevant to the case is in the Northern District of California and there were not any countervailing facts that supported proceeding with the case in the Eastern District of Texas.  After a full evidentiary hearing in Marshall, Texas, Judge Payne “conclude[d] that Silver Spring has shown the Northern District of California to be the clearly more convenient venue.”  Read the order issued by Judge Payne today.