Brann & Isaacson Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief In Major Patent Case
Partners Peter Brann, David Swetnam-Burland, and Stacy Stitham filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 48 Internet companies, retailers, and associations in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to reiterate its narrow interpretation of the patent venue statute in order to stop forum shopping by patent trolls and others. Underscoring the importance of this issue to the business community, this is the largest number of companies and organizations that have joined an amicus brief on any issue in the U.S. Supreme Court in this term, 2016–17.
The companies joining the brief are : Acushnet Company; Adobe Systems Inc.; ASUS Computer International; Balsam Brands Inc.; Bass Pro Shops, LLC; Betterment Holdings, Inc.; Campmor, Inc.; Carbonite, Inc.; Christian Book Distributors, Inc.; Crutchfield Corporation; eBay Inc.; Etsy, Inc.; FedEx Corporation; HP Inc.; HTC America, Inc.; IAC/InterActiveCorp; Jockey International, Inc.; Kickstarter, Inc.; Lecorpio, LLC; L Brands, Inc.; L.L. Bean, Inc.; Macy’s, Inc.; MediaFire, LLC; Minted, Inc.; NeuLion, Inc.; NetApp, Inc.; Newegg Inc.; Oracle Corporation; Overstock.com, Inc.; QVC, Inc.; Parke–Bell, Ltd.; Pegasystems Inc.; Red Hat, Inc.; Red Lion Hotels Corporation; SAS Institute Inc.; SAP America, Inc.; Symmetry LLC; VIZIO, Inc.; Walmart Stores, Inc.; Wayfair, Inc.; and Xilinx, Inc.
Associations joining the brief are: Computer and Communications Industry Association; Entertainment Software Association; The Internet Association; National Retail Federation; North Carolina Chamber; North Carolina Technology Association; and The Retail Litigation Center, Inc.