December 3, 2015—The court granted Defendant Intrinsyk’s motion to transfer venue from the Southern District of Florida to the District of New Hampshire because the following factors weighed in favor of transfer: witness convenience, locus of operative facts, and interest of justice. The court considered judicial efficiency stating that “[w]hile the Southern District of Florida is noted for its exemplary efficiency, it still maintains a much heavier caseload than the District of New Hampshire —a fact courts may take into account in the section 1404(a) analysis” (page 11). The patents at issue relate to a single-use lancet device for taking blood samples: U.S. Patent Nos. 6,764,496; 7,947,057; 8,034,069; 8,353,924; 8,814,896; and 8,834,503. The case was pending in the Southern District of Florida and captioned Stat Medical Devices, Inc. v. Intrinsyk LLC et al., 1:15-cv-20071.
By: Una Fan