IP Law

Case: Patents/Venue (D. Md.)

Jan. 27, 2021, 8:58 AM

C.H.I. Overhead Doors Inc.'s motion to dismiss for improper venue, in FrenchPorte LLC’s action against C.H.I. for the infringement of FrenchPorte’s patent for an overhead garage door manufacturing system and method, was granted in part and denied in part by the federal district court in Maryland. The court found that venue is improper under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) because C.H.I. neither resides in Maryland for the purposes of Section 1400(b) nor has a regular and established place of business in Maryland. But the court denied C.H.I.'s motion to dismiss and instead transferred the case to the Central District of Illinois...

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