Droplets, Inc. v. E*Trade Financial Corporation, et. al., 2:11cv255 (E.D. Tex. 3/5/12)
Judge: Caroline Craven
Holding: Motion to Transfer Venue GRANTED
Judge Craven granted the defendants' motion to transfer venue of plaintiff's infringement action to the Southern District of New York. She found that "considerations of judicial economy and court congestion are outweighed by the location of sources of proof, the availability of compulsory process, and the convenience of witnesses." Specifically, although several Defendants were closer to the Eastern District of Texas than to the Southern District of New York, this did not outweigh the presence of thirteen identified non-party witnesses and one of the defendants in the Southern District of New York, or within 100 miles of that court's courthouse.