JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. v. PLANO ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGIES
- Dec 7 2018 |
- Category: CAFC Updates
Jack Henry and eleven Texas banks appeal the ruling of the District Court dismissing a declaratory judgment action against Plano Encryption Technologies LLC (“PET”). The district court held that PET’s contacts with the District did not subject it to personal jurisdiction, and therefore that venue was improper. Applying the venue statute and guided by precedent, the CAFC concludes that because PET has undertaken a licensing program, with threats of litigation, directed to the Banks conducting banking activity in the District, PET is subject to personal jurisdiction in the District. Accordingly, the CAFC reverses the dismissal and remands for further proceedings. Judges Stoll and Wallach present additional views.