The court granted defendants' motion to sever plaintiff's infringement action for misjoinder and sua sponte severed the non-moving defendants. "[Plaintiff] accuses the defendants of infringing the asserted patents in the same way, but not as part of the same transaction or series of transactions. The Court agrees that there may be common questions of law and fact because the defendants are alleged to have infringed the same patents; however, those common questions are insufficient to meet the first requirement of Rule 20 that the defendants have engaged in the same transaction or occurrence or series of transactions or occurrences."
GPNE Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al, 1-11-cv-00426 (HID March 9, 2012, Order) (Puglisi, M.J.)
The court granted defendants' motions to sever for misjoinder. "Plaintiff has failed to allege how any one Defendants' alleged acts of infringement are in any way related to any other Defendants' alleged acts of infringement. Plaintiff accuses over seventy-six products and product families that run the gamut from cardiac defibrillators, weigh scales, ultrasound systems, and equine monitoring systems."
Body Science LLC v. Boston Scientific Corporation et al, 1-11-cv-03619 (ILND March 6, 2012, Order) (Castillo, J.)