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Voda v. Cordis
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
476 F.3d 887 (2007)
Jan Voda (plaintiff) was a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cordis Corporation (defendant) was an American corporation. Cordis had several foreign affiliate corporations in France, Germany, and Italy. Voda held patents in the United States, as well as several patents in France, Germany, and Italy, concerning catheters for use in interventional cardiology. Voda alleged that Cordis infringed both the American and European patents and sued in the Western District of Oklahoma. Cordis contended that the district court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over the foreign patents. The district court disagreed, finding supplemental jurisdiction over the foreign patents. Voda made an interlocutory appeal of the Western District of Oklahoma’s ruling.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gajarsa, J.)
Dissent (Newman, J.)
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