Author Archives: Kimberly

December 2013 — Issue 64

Taurus IP, LLC v. Daimler-Chrysler Corporation

726 F.3d 1306 (Fed. Cir. 2013).

The court affirmed the district court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction over a Texas resident, Spangenberg, and his Texas LLC based on a two-step piercing analysis.  First, the court held that Spangenberg, the individual managing member of a Wisconsin LLC, was the alter ego of that LLC, and then the court applied the alter ego theory in reverse to reach Spangenberg’s Texas LLC.  The court generally referred to both of the LLCs as Continue reading