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Global Communications v. Directv et. al.

Global Communications v. Directv et. al.

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Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 4:12-cv-00651-RH-CAS: Global Communications, Inc. v. Directv Inc et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the Hon. ROBERT L HINKLE presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l7iX for more info.
Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 4:12-cv-00651-RH-CAS: Global Communications, Inc. v. Directv Inc et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the Hon. ROBERT L HINKLE presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l7iX for more info.

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UN
ITEDSTATESDISTR
ICT
COURTNORTHERN
DISTRICT
OF
FLORIDA
GLOBALCOMMUNICA
TIONS,INC
.,
Pl
a
int
iff.
CASE
NO
.
v.
DIRECTV,
Inc
.,
and
THE
DIRECT'!
GROUP
,I
nc
.,
Defendants
.
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COMPLAINT
FOR
DAMAGES
AND
INJUNCTIVE
RELIEF
(JURY TRIAL REQUESTED)
Plaintiff
GLOBAL
COMMUNICATIONS,INC.("GLOBAL
COM
")s
ues
Defendants
,DIRECTV,
Inc
.("DIRECTV")
and
the
DIRE
CTV GROUP
,
Inc
.,
for
br
each
of
con
tr
ac
t
and
infringementof
certain
patents
held
by
GL
OBAL
CO
M,
and
allege
s:
THE
PARTIES, JURISDICTION
AN
D
VENUE
1.
GLOB
AL
COM
is
a
Floridacorporation
ha
ving
its
principal
pl
ace
of
busines
s
in
Tallahassee,Florida
,
and
it
is
the holder
of
certain
patents
as
described
in
thi
s
Co
mpl
ai
nt
.2.
Defendant
DIRECTV,
Inc
.
15
a
corporation
having
its
main
placeofbusiness
outside
the
State
ofFlorida
.
under
a
prior
agreement
b
etvleen
the
Parties
,
jurisdiction
and
v
enue
for
this
claim
is
proper in
th
is
Court
.3.
Defendant
DIRECTV
GROUP
,
INC.
is
a
corporation
h
avi
ng
its
main
place
of
business
outside
of
the
State
of
Florida
.
 
HO\
,1
ever,
un
der
a
prior
agreement
betlo,een
the
Parties
,
jurisdict
i
on
and
venue
fo
r
this
claim
is
pr
o
per
in
this
Co
urt
.4.
Jurisdiction
in
th
is
Court
is
proper
for
the
following
reasons
,
among
others
:
(1
)
tI,e
s
ui
t
involves
cit
izensof
diffe
rent
states
and
the
am
ount
in
controversy
exce
e
ds
$75
,
000
(28
U.S
.C.
§1332
)
an
d
(2)
the
suit
arises
under
thefederalpatent
laws
(28
U.S.C.
§1338(a)
Venue
in
this
Court
is
prop~r
because
,
among
other
re
as
ons
,
the
events
giving
rise
to
this
cau
se
of
action
occurred
in
the
Northern
Distr
i
ct
of
F
lo
r
id
a.
Furthermore
,
according
to
a
prior
ag
reement
existi
ng
between
the
parties
, b
oth
j
ur
is
d
iction
and venue
are
proper
in
th
is
court
.
5.
All
cond
it
ionsprecedent
tobringing
thissuit
havebeen
performed
or
have been waived
.
GENERAL
ALLEGATIONS
6.
GLOBA
L
COM
wa
s
formed
in
the
1980
's
to
develop
te
chnology
and ha
rdwar
e
relating
tothe
home
satellite
television
market.
7.
GLOBAL
COM
has
consistently
sought
to
develop
,
pa
t
ent
,
and
market
new
technology
.
8.
The
home
satellite
tele
vision
market
began
as
unau
th
o
rized
intercepti
onof
satellite
b
ro
ad
casts
in
tended
for
network
a
ffiliates
.
In
the
late
1980
's
the
signals
w~re
scrambled
,
and
a
system
Ivhere
bys
ubscriber
s
I"ould
pa
y
for the
2
 
use
of
se
t-
top
d
es
cr
amblers
was
created
.
However
,
the
subscriberservice
was
a
"by
product"
of
a
technology
that
wa
s
not
designed
for
home
use
.
9.
In
t
he
ea
rly
1990
's se
ver
al
companie
s
so
u
gh
t
to
de
velop
a
sa
te
l
lite
television
s
ys
t
em
that
was
specifically
designed
for
home
use
.
The
first
operational
system
was
launched
by
SkyPix
in
1992
,
to
lim
i
ted
success
.
10
.
Around
the
same
time
p
eriod
Hughes
Communicat
i
ons
,
Inc
.
an
established
satellite
co
mm
un
i
cations
provid
er
decided
to enter
the
ho
me
sa
telli
tet
el
e
vi
s
ion
market
.
Hughes
called
its
system
"
DirecTV
."
By
1994,
Hughes
had l.aunched
t,
./o
high
-pov,ered
Ku
-
band
satellites
designed
specifically
for
its
DirecTV
system
.
11.
The
DirecTV
s
at
e
llite
sign
al
is
received
by
ar
el
ati
-
Jely
sm
all
dish
mo
un
t
ed
on
orne
ar
the
exterior
of
a
subscr
ib
er'shome.Thed
is
h
includes
a
focusing
reflector
that
concentratesthe
satellite
's
signal to
a
feed
horn
.A
lo,,-noise
blcck
converter
("LNB")
th
en
selects
a
subset
of the
avail
il
ble
satellite
signals
as
directed
by
a
television
"
set
top
box
"
and
feeds
them
i
nto
a
coaxial
cabl
e.
The
c
oa
x
ial
c
ab
le
transmi
ts
the
signals
to
the
co
n
tr
o
lling
set
top
box
(al
t~rnati
tJ
eljl
referred
to
as
an
\'
STB
",
or
a
"r
eceiver
").
The
STB
actually

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