Federal Judge: Jurisdiction Exists Over Copyright, Patent Case

(October 15, 2015, 11:28 AM EDT) -- GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Chinese corporation must face allegations of patent infringement in North Carolina, based on its establishment of an affiliate “specifically to market and sell products to customers in the United States,” a federal judge ruled Oct. 14 (Syngenta Crop Protection LLC v. Willowood Limited, et al., No. 15-274, M.D. N.C.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151019-021Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Catherine C. Eagles of the Middle District of North Carolina, defendant Willowood Limited (W-Limited) “has sufficient connections to the United States for the exercise of...
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