Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Lego Systems, Inc., 2-17-cv-00086 (VAED June 2, 2017, Order) (Allen, USDJ)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Parties Ordered to Brief Propriety and Effect of Alleging Resident “Doe” Defendant Following TC Heartland
The court ordered additional briefing on defendant's motions to dismiss or transfer plaintiff's patent infringement complaint in light of the Supreme Court's recent ruling in TC Heartland and plaintiff's allegations against a resident John Doe defendant. "Plaintiff and [defendant] shall rebrief the issue of transferring this action in the wake of the intervening changes in governing law and Plaintiff's subsequent allegations against Defendant John Doe in the Amended Complaint [including] [w]hether a transfer of this action under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) is warranted after the United States Supreme Court's holding in TC Heartland, LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, No. 16-341 (U.S. May 22, 2017), and after the addition of the John Doe Defendant [;][and] [w]hether Plaintiff had a good faith basis for pleading John Doe's residence in Paragraph 9 of the Amended Complaint."