Sonic Indus., LLC v. iRobot Corp., No. 13 C 9251, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 17, 2014) (Shadur, Sen. J.).
Judge Shadur sua sponte ordered the parties to explain their positions as to whether venue for this patent case was proper in the N.D. Illinois. Based upon the complaint, plaintiff Sonic was a Delaware company and iRobot was a Massachusetts company. The Court saw no connection to the Northern District except, perhaps Sonic’s interest in the Court’s Local Patent Rules.