Last week, the District
Court for the Northern District of California dismissed Facebook's trademark
complaint against Teachbook. The dismissal was based on a lack of personal
On May 6 th , Facebook re-filed in the Northern
District of Illinois.
Last Week's Dismissal ...
by Dabney Carr
As patent litigation becomes increasingly international in scope, issues of personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants arise more frequently. Judge Ellis of the Eastern District of Virginia recently dealt with an unusual issue of jurisdiction over a foreign defendant with no contacts...
By Dabney Carr
When a small company is sued for patent infringement in a distant forum, a common strategy is to move to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. A recent decision in a Western District of Virginia case holds, however, that offering the accused product for sale to forum residents...
WDVA Court Declines to Enter Default Judgment and Dismisses Patent Infringement Suit for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction Sua Sponte
By Stan Hammer
In a December 14 Memorandum Opinion , Judge Samuel G. Wilson declined to enter a default judgment and dismissed a patent infringement action against a...