New York (The Verge) — Apple is reportedly closing two stores in a Texas district to avoid patent trolls theverge.com/circuitbreaker….
Apple is planning to shut down its two stores in the Eastern District of Texas in order to avoid patent troll lawsuits. The district is notorious for patent cases, and Apple wants out.
Apple is planning to shut down its two stores in the Eastern District of Texas in order to avoid patent troll lawsuits, according to a new report from #MacRumors.
As MacRumors notes, the Eastern District of Texas is known for its patent cases (an SMU Dedman School of Law paper backs up that claim), and per US law, patent lawsuits can be filed in places where the defendant “has a regular and established place of business.” By closing its two stores in the district, Apple reportedly hopes to shield itself from those suits. — Chaim Gartenberg/@verge