Apple has been closing two stores located in the Eastern District of Texas and opening at least one new one in a nearby Dallas shopping mall. The move seems to be related to the fact that most patent lawsuits occur in this district and at closing its stores there, Apple can avoid those lawsuits from being filed there.
only to sue companies. Often the patents are vague or cover an obvious idea. The Eastern District of Texas is known for granting favorable decisions to patent trolls. Apple says it will offer jobs at the new store to existing employees, as well as other opportunities.