Texas Judge Transfers AdWords Case to California

Siding with Google, a federal judge in Corpus Christi, Texas has transferred a trademark infringement lawsuit by an AdWords marketer to Google's hometown of northern California. U.S. District Court Judge Janis Graham Jack ruled that the marketer, Flowbee -- which manufactures home haircutting systems -- must litigate any matters against Google in California because the AdWords contract provided that any claims related to Google's ad programs would be tried in that state.