Defining Jurisdiction — CollegeSource And Mavrix

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT) -- In a pair of recent Ninth Circuit cases decided by the same panel on the same day, the court clarified the circumstances whereby an out-of-state company operating a website may be subject to personal jurisdiction in California in intellectual property cases. In CollegeSource Inc. v. AcademyOne Inc. (9th Cir.; Aug. 8, 2011) and Mavrix Photo Inc. v. Brand Technologies Inc. (9th Cir.; August 8, 2011), the court held that the defendants were subject to the jurisdiction of the California federal courts, notwithstanding that they had no...
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