This Court has personal jurisdiction of Defendants by virtue of Defendants’ transacting any business in Ohio pursuant to Ohio’s long arm statute, and by the sale of products, offer for sale of products, and solicitation of business within the State of Ohio, County of Cuyahoga,and elsewhere, which conduct infringes upon Plaintiff’s patent rights.4.
Venue is proper in this district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1391 and 1400.
The Plaintiff, Odie B. Powell, is a Mississippi resident having an address at 115 WestSunflower St., Ruleville, MS 38771. The Plaintiff sells his patented products primarilythrough http://obpfullpagemagnifier.com.6.
The Defendant, Prescription Supply, Inc., is an Ohio company organized under the laws of the State of Ohio. They have a principal place of business in Ohio located at in Northwood,Ohio. The Defendant conducts online sales through http://www.prescriptionsupply.com, and through ebay.com as “med1965.” (See “Exhibit 1” attached hereto.)7.
The Defendant, Magnifying Aids, Inc., is a Florida company with principal offices inClearwater, Florida. They conduct online sales through http://www.magnifyingaids.com,and through ebay.com as “magaids.” (See “Exhibit 2” attached hereto.)
The Plaintiff invented a portable reading magnifier, which he sought to protect by filing a patent application entitled “PORTABLE READING MAGNIFIER” on December 5, 2001.The United States Patent Office subsequently examined the application and issued toPlaintiff U.S. Patent No. 6,574,051 on June 3, 2003. (A true and accurate copy of the patentis attached hereto as