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DSS Venue Opposition Motion (Doc 33)

DSS Venue Opposition Motion (Doc 33)

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DSS Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Transfer
DSS Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Transfer

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA (Alexandria Division)
BASCOM RESEARCH, LLC a Virginia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, v.
 
FACEBOOK, INC., a Delaware Corporation, Defendant.
 
) ) ) Case No: 1: 12cv111 (LMB/JFA) ) ) )
 
) ) ) BASCOM RESEARCH, LLC a Virginia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, v.
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation, Defendant.
 
) ) ) Case No: 1: 12cv1112 (LMB/JFA) ) ) )
 
) ) ) ) BASCOM RESEARCH, LLC a Virginia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, v.
 
 NOVELL, INC., a Utah Corporation, Defendant.
 
) ) ) Case No: 1: 12cv1113 (LMB/JFA) ) ) )
 
) ) ) )
Case3:12-cv-06293-SI Document34 Filed11/21/12 Page1 of 24
 
ii BASCOM RESEARCH, LLC a Virginia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, v.
 
JIVE SOFTWARE, INC., a Delaware Corporation, Defendant.
 
) ) ) Case No: 1: 12cv1114 (LMB/JFA) ) ) )
 
) ) ) ) BASCOM RESEARCH, LLC a Virginia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, v.
 
BROADVISION, INC., a Delaware Corporation, Defendant.
 
) ) ) Case No: 1: 12cv1115 (LMB/JFA) ) ) )
 
) ) ) )
BASCOM RESEARCH’S MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO TRANSFER VENUE
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i
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page
Table of Authorities ........................................................................................................................ ii I.
 
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................. 1
 
II.
 
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND............................................................ 2
 
A.
 
 Named Inventor Thomas Bascom Has Been In McLean, Virginia Since 1996 ..... 3
 
B.
 
Thomas Bascom Established LinkSpace, A Virginia Company, In 2001 .............. 3
 
C.
 
Thomas Bascom Developed The Patents-In-Suit In Conjunction With His Work At LinkSpace .......................................................................................................... 5
 
D.
 
Bascom Research Was Formed To Develop New Applications For The Technology Invented By Thomas Bascom While At LinkSpace ........................... 5
 
E.
 
Lexington Technology Has Entered Into A Merger Agreement With Document Security Systems To Deploy Bascom Research’s Technology To Hospitals......... 7
 
III.
 
ARGUMENT ...................................................................................................................... 8
 
A.
 
Legal Standard ........................................................................................................ 8
 
B.
 
Bascom Research Is A Practicing Entity With Substantial Roots In Northern Virginia, Giving Its Choice Of This District Substantial Weight ........................... 8
 
C.
 
The Convenience Of The Parties And Location Of Witnesses And Documents Heavily Weigh Against Transfer As A Substantial Number of Party And Non- party Witnesses And Documents Are Located In Or Near This District .............. 10
 
D.
 
Defendants’ Substantial Connections To This District Further Weigh Against Transfer ................................................................................................................. 13
 
E.
 
The Interest of Justice Weight Heavily Against Transfer ..................................... 15
 
IV.
 
CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................. 16
 
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