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Civil Procedure – Venue – Patent Case – First-Filed Rule (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court applies the “first-filed” rule to transfer this patent infringement case to a New York federal court. On June 29, 2010, plaintiff Fox Group Inc. filed this patent infringement action against Dow Corning and Cree, two entirely separate entities, alleging defendants made, used, sold and/or offered for sale products covered by two ...