Judge Won't Drop Avery RFID Patent Infringement Suit

Law360, New York (December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has refused a bid by Alien Technology Corp. to dismiss or transfer Avery Dennison Corp.'s infringement suit over seven patents related to radio frequency identification technology.

Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio rejected Thursday Alien's argument for dismissal based on both lack of personal jurisdiction and on improper venue. The court likewise found the bulk of evidence did not favor transferring the case to the North Dakota district court, where Alien has another suit...
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