District Court Grants Unopposed Motion to Transfer Venue Under TC Heartland

On June 28, 2017, District Judge R Bryan Harwell granted Defendants Recon Medical LLC’s unopposed motion to transfer venue from the United States District Court of South Carolina (Rock Hill) to the United States District Court of Nevada on June 26, 2017, pursuant to the recently decided Supreme Court case, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017).  District Judge Harwell rejected Plaintiffs Composite Resources Inc’s suggestion that Defendants waive any objection to the venue. The patents-at-issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,842,067; 7,892,253; and 8,888,807, all entitled “Tourniquet and Method Of Use.” The case is captioned, Composite Resources Inc v. Recon Medical LLC, 0-17-cv-00273.

By: Monica Chou