Banner Witcoff was part of a litigation team that recently won a motion to dismiss and transfer a patent case for improper venue from the busy patent docket of the Western District of Texas. The team represents The Greenbrier Companies, a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets.
National Steel Car, based in Canada, filed suit in Waco against Greenbrier alleging infringement of two patents related to gondola rail cars. In response, Greenbrier, based in Oregon, filed a motion to dismiss or transfer for improper venue.
Following document and deposition discovery limited to venue issues, the Court granted Greenbrier’s motion on July 27, 2020, dismissing the case for improper venue, and transferring the case to the District of Oregon. The ruling is one of the first transfer motions granted by Judge Alan Albright.
The Banner Witcoff team is led by Marc Cooperman, and includes Pieter van Es, Audra Eidem Heinze and Brian Apel.
Posted: July 30, 2020