Judge Rips Tracking Cos. For Forum Shopping In IP Blitz

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 8:14 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday slammed Melvino Technologies Ltd. and ArrivalStar SA, accusing the vehicle tracking technology companies of forum shopping in their latest infringement suit over the companies' locating patents.

U.S. District Judge Milton I. Shadur said that the suit accusing Satellite Monitoring and Remote Tracking Inc. and Refrigerated Transport Technologies Inc. of co-opting three vehicle tracking patents should not have been filed in Illinois, and that Melvino and ArrivalStar were attempting to circumvent jurisdiction guidelines.

“Both plaintiff corporations are literally foreign corporations …...
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