Federal Circuit Finds Cease and Desist Letters Do Not Establish Personal Jurisdiction Over a Patentee

In Radio Systems Corporation v. Accession, Inc., 98 U.S.P.Q.2d 1485 (Fed. Cir. 2011), Accession, Inc. is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 7,207,141 (“the ‘141 patent). The ‘141 patent is directed to a portable pet access door (the “Widget”) that can be inserted into sliding glass doors. The company is a New Jersey corporation with its principal place of business in Hamilton, New Jersey. Accession’s sole employee is its president and inventor of the Widget, Thomas Sullivan.