2 law claims under 28 U.S.C.
1331 and 1338 and 15 U.S.C.
1121. This Court has supplement jurisdiction over the state law claims under 28 U.S.C.
The Court has personal jurisdiction over Defendant under Ind. Trial 4.4 and venue is proper in this district under 28 U.S.C.
1391 because, on information and belief, Defendant has marketed, sold and/or actively contracted to supply goods in the State of Indiana and within this district and actively conducts business in the State of Indiana and within this district, in connection with the matters giving rise to this action.
Facts Common to All Counts
Plaintiff is an innovative, world-class designer, manufacturer and distributor of highly engineered closures and dispensing systems for the global marketplace. These high-performance products are designed to enhance the customers’ ability to store transport, process and dispense various products in the agricultural, beverage, food, household products, industrial, medical, nutraceutical, personal care and pharmaceutical markets. 7.
Plaintiff traces its origin back to 1921 when Theodore W. Rieke revolutionized the steel drum industry by creating the flange closure which could be inserted without brazing, required no fusing metals, was easily replaced, and prevented excessive scrap. 8.
Plaintiff has long since expanded its overall product line into specialty dispensing systems such as pumps, foamers, and sprayers for household dispensers as well as plastic and steel closures, caps, drum and pail enclosures, rings and
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