By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Memory Integrity, LLC v. Intel Corporation, Civil Action No. 13-1804-GMS (D.Del., February 13, 2015), the Court granted the motion of Defendant Intel Corporation (‘Intel”) to transfer venue of the patent infringement action to the District of Oregon pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a). The Court considered the Jumara factors as a whole and concluded that Intel had met its burden of demonstrating that the interests of justice and convenience favored transfer. Id. at 3-11.
Several factors were found by the Court to favor transfer including (1) the location where the claim arose; (2) the location of relevant books and records; and (3) practical considerations that might make trial easier and less expensive. Id. On the other hand, only plaintiff’s forum preference weighed against transfer and that preference was not afforded maximum deference in this action because of plaintiff’s minimal connection to Delaware. Id. at 4.
A copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached.