Apple plans to close both of its stores in the Eastern District of Texas in a few months from now, to protect itself against patent roles, according to five sources familiar with the case. 19659003] The plans are important, as US laws say that the case processing can be filed "where the defendant has committed violations and has a firm and established place of business." By closing its stores in East Texas, Apple ends its established business district in the district.[…]
The Eastern District of Texas has been a hotbed of patent issues over the last few decades […]
Is this an excellent legal hack? A sign of a system so corrupted that even a company with Apple's resources will make it more difficult for customers than to defend itself? Please note that Apple at country level has chosen to play ball in legal environments that they do not like, but they have threatened their customers over Apple itself.
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