Paragon Data Sys. Inc. v. Grand Rounds Software, LLC, NO. 14 C 316, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.).
Judge Shadur sua sponte ordered the parties to offer their respective positions on whether venue for this patent case was proper in the Northern District of Illinois despite the fact that plaintiff Paragon is an Ohio entity doing business in Ohio and defendant Grand Rounds Software is allegedly a Delaware entity doing business in Pennsylvania. The only connection the Court could see to the Northern District was the Court’s Local Patent Rules. Otherwise, no connection to the case was apparent from the complaint. The Court ordered “early input” from both parties’ counsel as to whether venue was proper.