The United States District Court for the District of Delaware is in the process of transferring two sets of defendants in the Serverside Group patent infringement suit from Delaware to Iowa and Colorado, Serverside Group announced.
Serverside Group said Judge Richard Andrews ruled that Iowa and Colorado have jurisdiction as to certain defendants, not Delaware. The London-based technology vendor targeted 15 parties, including four CUSOs and three credit unions, in June 2011 for infringing upon its U.S. payment card customization technology patents.
The judge transferred Serverside’s claims against one set of defendants to Iowa and indicated his intent to transfer claims against a second set of defendants to Colorado, Serverside said.
Serverside Group said the judge’s ruling “clears the way for favorable decisions on the merits of its infringement claims.”
“Given the robustness of our case, we look forward to pursuing the defendants in Colorado and Iowa,” said Michael Campbell, general counsel for Serverside Group. “We are also eager to prosecute our claims against the defendants that remain in Delaware. Last week’s ruling was purely procedural and had nothing to do with the merits of our infringement claims. In fact, Judge Andrews’ decision clears the way for us to begin pursuing discovery and developing the substance of our case.”
The vendor dismissed two defendants, Florida-based card CUSO United Solutions Co. and Michigan-based card CUSO Design One Creative LLC, in late 2011 after they were granted licenses to use Serverside Group’s U.S. card customization patents.
The 13 remaining parties in the suit include PSCU Financial Services, The Members Group, the $787.8 million Credit Union 1 of Anchorage, Alaska, and the $1.3 billion Anheuser-Busch Employees CU and $271.5 million Neighbors CU, both of St. Louis.