SynKloud Technologies, LLC v. Adobe, Inc.


Question(s) Presented

1. “Whether the Federal Circuit wrongly overruled a district court judge’s discretionary 1404(a) transfer decision when rational basis exists for all of the transfer factors and the ‘extraordinary error’ standard was not met when multiple factors favored plaintiff’s chosen venue including the completion of third-party discovery in the current forum, the court congestion factor and the only evidence supporting transfer was set forth in self-serving declarations from defendant.”

2. “Whether the equities lie considerably against granting mandamus, . . . when defendant operates in, hires employees and transacts business in transferor forum; and in contrast (i) plaintiff is not subject to personal jurisdiction or venue in the transferee forum, (ii) a declaratory judgment action of patent non-infringement could not have been brought against plaintiff in the transferee forum, and (iii) a small business such as plaintiff would be forced to incur significant delays and significantly greater costs and expenses in the transferee forum.”

3. “Whether the district court’s lack of explanation requires the Federal Circuit to remand the case back for an explanation instead of drastically ruling that there was a clear abuse of discretion leading to a patently erroneous result . . . .”

Posts About this Case

Proceedings and Orders
March 16, 2021
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.
April 5, 2021
Petition DENIED.