This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential order granting a petition for writ of mandamus directing the District Court for Western District of Texas to transfer a patent case. Here is the introduction to the order.
In re Dish Network L.L.C. (Nonprecedential Order)
This is the second petition for a writ of mandamus filed by DISH Network, L.L.C. challenging the denial of its motion to transfer this case brought by Broadband iTV, Inc. (BBiTV) in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. When DISH first sought mandamus, we denied that request, stating that the district court should reconsider its decision in light of In re Samsung Electronics Co., 2 F.4th 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2021) and In re Apple Inc., 979 F.3d 1332 (Fed. Cir. 2020). On reconsideration, the district court again denied transfer. We now grant mandamus and direct the district court to transfer the case to the District of Colorado.