ECKART is the owner by assignment of all right, title, and interest in and to United States Patent No. 7,172,812 (hereafter, “‘812 Patent”) entitled, “Effect Pigments Coated with Reactive Orientation Aids.” The named inventors of the ‘812 Patent are Klaus Greiwe and Alfried Kiehl. A true and correct copy of the ’812 Patent, which issued on February 6, 2007, is attached hereto as Exhibit A. 4.
Upon information and belief, Silberline is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Indiana, having a place of business at 130 Lincoln Drive, P.O. Box B, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. 5.
Silberline advertises its products, including the SILBERCOTE® AQ line of products via its website, www.silberline.com, which is accessible all over the United States, including within this District.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
ECKART brings this action for patent infringement under the patent laws of the United States, Title 35 of the United States Code. This Court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338. 7.
Silberline advertises its infringing products in this District. On information and belief, Silberline also regularly conducts business in this District, and has offered the infringing products for sale in this District. 8.
This Court has personal jurisdiction over Silberline because of Silberline’s activities within this District. 9.
Venue is proper pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391 and 1400(b) because,
, Silberline is subject to personal jurisdiction in this District and harm is being felt in this District as infringing products are being marketed to potential and existing customers of ECKART.