2PhatRat Patents as alleged below. The HITS technology is mounted within footballhelmets, and in conjunction with SRS, allows for easy and accurate monitoring of on-field head impacts via wireless communication. The technology uses electronics in thehelmet that monitor and record impacts while in use, and measures the location,magnitude, duration and direction of head impacts and impact accumulations andtransmits this information wirelessly to the sideline. Coaches and medical doctors canuse the information to assess the likelihood of a head injury, such as a concussion.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
3. This action arises under the patent laws of the United States, e.g., 35U.S.C. §§ 271, 281, 283-285. Subject matter jurisdiction exists under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331and 1338(a).4. Defendant Riddell resides in the State of Illinois, and in this judicialdistrict. Accordingly, this Court has personal jurisdiction over Riddell, and venue is proper in this Court under 28 U.S.C. § 1391 and/or 1400.
5. Inventors Curtis A. Vock, Dennis Darcy and Peter Flentov have over 60years of engineering experience. Between them they have invented over 100 patents, andtheir past employers include leading engineering corporations such as Draper Laboratories, Honeywell, and Lockheed Martin. The inventors made several key intuitiveleaps concerning how to monitor and quantify sports movement, associated either withthe person, the sporting vehicle used by the person, or apparel worn by the person. Theydeveloped the idea over time through a series of patent applications, beginning as early as
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