Fed. Circ. Nixes Stream-Of-Commerce Theory In Asus IP Case

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a Wyoming federal court's decision finding that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a patent infringement action against ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and others, ruling the suit's stream-of-commerce theory on personal jurisdiction didn't show enough contact with Wyoming.

In a majority decision, a three-judge panel held that the “paltry” allegations brought by patent-holding company AFTG-TG LLC can't support the exercise of personal jurisdiction in Wyoming.

AFTG had filed twin actions in Wyoming, claiming that tech companies ASUSTeK, ASUS Computer International, Pegatron Corp.,...
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