Declaratory Judgment Suit V. Spangenberg Dismissed

Law360, New York (June 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court has dismissed a declaratory judgment suit brought against a group of patent-holding companies, including Orion IP LLC, ruling that the court lacked jurisdiction.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Judge George H. King of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted the patent-holding companies’ motion to dismiss the case, brought by automotive marketing company The Cobalt Group earlier this year, after finding that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the companies’ owner Erich Spangenberg, a Texas resident.

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