Fed. Circ. Curbs Specific Jurisdiction In Pet Door Spat

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT) -- In a patent battle over a pet door between Radio Systems Corp. and Accession Inc., the Federal Circuit underscored on Monday that only enforcement or defense efforts related to a particular patent give a court personal jurisdiction over an inventor.

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling Monday dismissing a declaratory judgment patent case brought by Tennessee-based Radio Systems against Accession, finding that efforts by Accession President Thomas Sullivan to convince Radio Systems to market his pet door invention called the “Wedgit” did not subject...
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