Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Participation in Patent Pilot Program and Adoption of Local Patent Rules Are Irrelevant to Venue Analysis

The court granted defendant's motion to transfer venue despite plaintiff's argument that the current forum had local patent rules and was participating in the Patent Pilot Program. "This district’s participation in the Patent Pilot Program is not relevant here. This case was randomly assigned to us, and we did not decline to accept it. Similarly, the existence of our local patent rules does not affect our analysis because there is no indication that they would reduce the length of time it would take to resolve this particular case."

Pinpoint Incorporated v. Groupon, Inc., et al., 1-11-cv-05597 (ILND December 5, 2011, Order) (Grady, J.)

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