On Appeal Alert: Federal Circuit Grants Mandamus on Motion to Transfer Venue

June 2009

The Federal Circuit's May 22, 2009 decision in In re Genentech, Inc., 2009 WL 1425474 (Fed.Cir. 2009) — issuing a writ of mandamus overturning the denial of a motion to transfer — has important implications for where patent cases can be brought and tried. The decision also has important implications outside the patent context, for the use of mandamus to obtain appellate review of rulings on transfer motions.

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