JURISDICTION ND VENUE
This is a claim for a declaration under
2201(a) and 2202 that certain United States patents owned by TQ Delta are invalid or have not been infringed by ADTRAN. This court has exclusive jurisdiction over the subject matter
these claims pursuant to
and 1338. This Court has supplemental jurisdiction pursuant to
U.S.C. § 1367(a) over any claim subject to state law because said claim arises from the same nucleus
operative facts as the federally-based claims.
Venue is proper in this District under
1391(b) and (c), because a substantial part
the events or omissions giving rise to these claims occurred in this District, and TQ Delta is subject to personal jurisdiction in this District.
ADTRAN, with its headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama, is a leading global provider
networking and telecommunications equipment that enable voice, data, video and internet communication across copper, fiber and wireless network infrastructures.
ADTRAN provides products needed for high speed or broadband internet service over digital subscriber lines ( DSL ),
products for sophisticated local area networks ( LANs ) and wide area networks ( WANs ), including routers, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit and PoE switches, IP communications platforms, IP phones, IP PBX platforms, wireless access points, and security appliances and management platforms.
Upon information and belief, TQ Delta is the owner by assignment from Aware, Inc. ( Aware )
numerous patents relating to DSL technology. Upon information and belief, TQ Delta acquired all patents it owns from Aware.