The Protectability of "Book” Marks; Facebook Re-Files Trademark Complaint against Teachbook after Jurisdictional Dismissal

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 jurisdiction. On May 6 th , Facebook re-filed in the Northern District of Illinois. Last Week's Dismissal ...

Troutman Sanders LLP: EDVA Court Refuses Request for Jurisdictional Discovery and Dismisses Foreign Defendant from Patent Case

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...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Offering Accused Product for Sale Over the Internet Creates Personal Jurisdiction in Virginia

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...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Patent Court Takes the Unusual Step of Considering Personal Jurisdiction Sua Sponte

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...