This article is adapted from Scott Graham’s Skilled in the Art IP newsletter.

Last month on the Patently-o blog, law professors Paul Gugliuzza and Jonas Anderson highlighted the next big mandamus battle over motions to transfer out of the Western District of Texas. Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics contend that patent owner Ikorongo Technology LLC improperly engineered venue in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas by creating a separate LLC and assigning it exclusive rights to several patents within those districts.