Firm Added Itself To Patent Suit To Change Venue: USPTO

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The law firm representing South Korean semiconductor maker Dongbu Hitek Co. Ltd. in a challenge to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent application review improperly named itself as a plaintiff to influence the suit's venue, the USPTO told a California federal court Wednesday.

In its motion to dismiss the suit for lack of standing and improper venue, the agency argued that the Fresno, Calif.-based Law Offices of Andrew D. Fortney Ph.D. PC, which named itself as a plaintiff in the suit it filed on Dongbu's...
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Case Information

Case Title

The Law Offices of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.D., P.C. et al v. United States Patent Trademark Office et al

Case Number



California Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Dennis L. Beck

Date Filed

August 26, 2011

Government Agencies

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