Google’s ownership of servers in the Eastern District of Texas does not grant a patent holder standing to sue the tech company in that venue, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Thursday. 

In November 2018, Super Interconnect Technologies sued Google for patent infringement, claiming the Mountain View, California-based company’s infringement occurred within the Eastern District of Texas, and that local internet service providers hosted Google Global Cache (GGC) servers in their data centers, giving the court Texas jurisdiction.

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