Simonian v. Monster Cable Prods., No. 10 C 1269, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 22, 2010) (Bucklo, J.).
Judge Bucklo granted defendant Monster Cable Products’ ("Monster") § 1404 motion to transfer this false patent marking case. Citing the Court’s decision transferring another of plaintiff Simonian’s false marking cases to Iowa in Simonian v. Pella. As in Pella, the qui tam plaintiff’s chosen forum was given little deference. And California was the situs of the events because that is where Monster designed the packaging at issue and made the alleged marking decisions. Also, all of Monster’s witnesses were located in California. The Court, therefore, transferred the case to the Northern District of California.