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Judge Bumb distinguishes Link A Media denying transfer to Northern District of California

In Tessera, Inc. v. Sony Electronics Inc., et al., C.A. No. 10-838-RMB (D. Del. Mar. 30, 2012), Judge Bumb, sitting by designation, denied defendant Renesas motion to transfer to the Northern District of California distinguishing the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re Link A Media. Renesas, a Japanese corporation with its principal place of business in Japan, argued that Link A Media supported transfer. Id. at 9 n.4. Judge Bumb disagreed noting that in Link A Media the Federal Circuit “found that the District Court had placed undue weight on the plaintiff’s choice of forum where the plaintiff filed suit in Delaware and the only meaningful connection with Delaware was the defendant’s incorporation in Delaware. Here, in contrast, . . . the deference afforded Plaintiff’s choice of forum is appropriately grounded in Plaintiff’s own incorporation in Delaware.” Id. (emphasis in original) (internal citations omitted).


Tessera, Inc. v. Sony Electronics Inc., et al., C.A. No. 10-838-RMB (D. Del. Mar. 30, 2012)

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