This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The court also issued a nonprecedential order granting a writ of mandamus to require transfer of a patent case from the Western District of Texas to the Northern District of California. Finally, the Federal Circuit also issued two Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinion and order and links to the Rule 36 judgments.
Sgromo v. Target Brands Inc. (Nonprecedential)
Pietro Pasquale Antonio Sgromo appeals from a decision of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granting Target Brands, Inc.’s (“Target”) motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and denying Sgromo’s motion for a preliminary injunction. See Sgromo v. Target Brands, Inc., No. CV 20-1030, 2021 WL 632496 (D. Minn. Feb. 18, 2021). We affirm.
In re Google LLC (Nonprecedential Order)
Google LLC petitions this court for a writ of mandamus directing the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to transfer this action to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. We conclude that the district court’s refusal to transfer the case constituted a clear abuse of discretion. We therefore grant mandamus directing transfer.