PKWare v. Meade
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
79 F. Supp. 2d 1007 (E.D. Wis. 2000)
PKWare (plaintiff) is a Milwaukee-based software company. Timothy L. Meade (defendant), an Ohio resident, entered a contract with PKWare. Negotiations via phone and email took place between PKWare in Wisconsin and Meade in Ohio. Meade made one trip to Milwaukee. Meade incorporated the company in Ohio as Ascent Solutions, Inc. (ASI). ASI maintains a website and serves clients in Wisconsin. ASI advertises online and in magazines with Wisconsin subscribers. PKWare sued Meade and ASI in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, asserting various claims including state law violations, federal trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and patent infringement. The defendants moved for dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction and improper venue.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Adelman, J.)
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