Inventor Hits Samsung with New York Lawsuit After Texas Case Hobbled by Venue-Related Dismissal

July 24, 2017

Individual inventor James B. Goodman has filed a second lawsuit against Samsung in the Southern District of New York (1:17-cv-05539), a month after the defendant moved to dismiss a troubled case against it in the Southern District of Texas (4:17-cv-00455). In that earlier suit, Goodman voluntarily dismissed Samsung’s American subsidiary Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) (a New York entity alleged to have a principal place of business in New Jersey) without prejudice on May 25, three days after the US Supreme Court issued its decision in TC Heartland. On June 13, Samsung moved to dismiss due to pleading deficiencies, asserting that Goodman has not plausibly alleged infringement in Texas by the remaining defendant, Korean parent entity Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SEC). The inventor moved to dismiss SEC a week later. Goodman’s New York complaint targets SEA alone and alleges infringement of a single patent (6,243,315) through the provision of certain computing devices that utilize DDR3 and DDR4 memory allegedly compliant with the JEDEC standard.

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