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AWC Systems Technology v. Barnes Bullets Et. Al.

AWC Systems Technology v. Barnes Bullets Et. Al.

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AWC Systems Technology v. Barnes Bullets et. al.
AWC Systems Technology v. Barnes Bullets et. al.

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Daniel W. Huitink (#026276)SNELL & WILMER 
L.L.P.
 One Arizona Center 400 E. Van BurenPhoenix, AZ 85004-2202Telephone: (602) 382-6000dhuitink@swlaw.comMichael K. Friedland (CA SBN 157,217)
(Pro Hac Vice Pending)
 
Ali S. Razai (CA SBN 246,922)
(Pro Hac Vice Pending)
KNOBBE, MARTENS, OLSON & BEAR LLP2040 Main Street, Fourteenth Floor Irvine, CA 92614Telephone: (949) 760-0404mfriedland@knobbe.comali.razai@knobbe.comAndrea Cheek (DC SBN 285,853)
(Pro Hac Vice Pending)
 KNOBBE, MARTENS, OLSON & BEAR LLP1717 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Ste. 900Washington D.C. 20006Telephone: (202) 640-6400andrea.cheek@knobbe.comAttorneys for Plaintiff 
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
AWC Systems Technology, LLC,Plaintiff,v.Barnes Bullets, LLC, and Black HillsAmmunition, Inc.,Defendants.Case No.
COMPLAINT FOR PATENTINFRINGEMENT-AND-DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Plaintiff AWC Systems Technology, LLC (“AWC”) complains of DefendantsBarnes Bullets, LLC (“Barnes”) and Black Hills Ammunition, Inc. (“BHA”) (collectively,“Defendants”) and alleges as follows:
 
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JURISDICTION AND VENUE
1.
 
This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this action pursuant to 28U.S.C. § 1331 and 1338, as it arises under the patent laws of the United States.2.
 
This Court has personal jurisdiction over Defendants because Defendantshave a continuous, systematic, and substantial presence within this judicial districtincluding by selling and offering for sale infringing products in this judicial district, and  by committing acts of patent infringement in this judicial district, including but not limited to selling infringing ammunition directly to consumers and/or retailers in this district and selling into the stream of commerce knowing such products would be sold in Arizona,which acts form a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to AWC’s claim.3.
 
Venue is proper in this judicial district under 28 U.S.C. §1391 (b) and (c),and 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b).
THE PARTIES
4.
 
AWC is a company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Arizona, having its principal place of business at 23606 North 19
th
Avenue, Suite 10,Phoenix, Arizona 85085.5.
 
AWC is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that Defendant Barnesis a company organized and existing under the laws of the state of Delaware and has a principal place of business at 38 North Frontage Road, Mona, Utah 84645.6.
 
AWC is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that Defendant BHA isa company organized and existing under the laws of the state of South Dakota and has a principal place of business at 31699 Sedivy Lane, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703.7.
 
AWC is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that Defendants havecommitted the acts alleged herein within this judicial district.
GENERAL ALLEGATIONS
8.
 
AWC is actively engaged in the manufacture and sale of high qualitycartridges for firearms that have enjoyed substantial success and are protected by variousintellectual property rights owned by AWC.
 
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On April 22, 2003, the United States Patent and Trademark Office duly and lawfully issued United States Patent No. 6,551,376 (“the ‘376 patent”), entitled “Method For Developing And Sustaining Uniform Distribution Of A Plurality Of Metal PowdersOf Different Densities In A Mixture Of Such Powders.” AWC is the owner byassignment of all right, title, and interest in the ‘376 patent. A true and correct copy of the‘376 patent is attached hereto as Exhibit A.10.
 
Defendants manufacture, use, sell, offer for sale and/or import into theUnited States ammunition that infringe AWC’s intellectual property rights.
CLAIM FOR RELIEF
(Patent Infringement)(35 U.S.C. § 271)11.
 
AWC repeats and re-alleges the allegations of paragraphs 1-10 of thisComplaint as if set forth fully herein.12.
 
This is a claim for patent infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271.13.
 
Defendants, through their agents, employees and servants, have, and continue to, knowingly, intentionally and willfully directly infringe, engage in acts of contributory infringement, and/or induce the infringement of the ‘376 patent by directlyand/or indirectly making, using, selling, offering for sale and/or importing ammunitioncovered by the ‘376 patent, including, for example, Black Hills Ammunition Caliber 5.5687 Grain ER and 7.62X51mm 185 Grain ER.14.
 
AWC is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that Barnesmanufactures the infringing bullets, which are subsequently loaded into cartridges byBHA.15.
 
Defendants’ acts of infringement of the ‘376 patent were undertaken without permission or license from AWC. Defendants had actual and/or constructive knowledgeof the ‘376 patent, and their actions constitute willful and intentional infringement of the‘376 patent. Defendants infringe the ‘376 patent with reckless disregard of AWC’s patentrights. Defendants knew, or it was so obvious that Defendants should have known, that

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