Court Has Domain When Foreign Firm Flouts Order: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a decision holding India-based Cipla Ltd. and Velcera Inc. in contempt for violating an injunction barring Cipla from infringing Merial Ltd.’s patented flea and tick repellent, ruling the original judgment against Cipla was a valid exercise of personal jurisdiction.

In a precedential decision, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held, among other things, that Rule 4(k)(2), which governs personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants in federal court, supports the district court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction...
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