Federal Judge Grants Dismissal Of Patent Case On Jurisdiction Grounds
(May 23, 2016, 10:12 AM EDT) -- OMAHA, Neb. — Although finding that the act of “friending” and inviting Nebraska residents to like a business page on Facebook appear to be activities purposefully directed at Nebraska, a federal judge on May 20 nonetheless deemed jurisdiction lacking over a patent infringement action (HVLPO2 LLC v. Oxygen Frog LLC, et al., No. 15-176, D. Neb.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66758).
(Decision available. Document #16-160606-011Z.)
According to U.S. Judge John M. Gerrard of the District of Nebraska, the Facebook business page maintained by defendants Oxygen Frog...