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FrontPoint Security Sued for Patent Infringement

FrontPoint Security Sued for Patent Infringement

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FILED
IN
THE
UNITED
STATESDISTRICTCOURT
FOR
THE
EASTERNDISTRICT
OF
VIRGINI^fl 3
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DIVISION
 
CLERK
US
DISTRICT
COURT
ALEXANDRIA.
VIRGINIA
ICONTROLNETWORKS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
ALARM.COMINCORPORATEDAND
FRONTPOINT
SECURITY
SOLUTIONS,
LLC,
Defendants.
Civil
Action
No
1 /3^
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f £
JURY
TRIAL
DEMANDED
COMPLAINT
FOR
PATENTINFRINGEMENT
PlaintiffiControlNetworks,Inc.( iControl )herebyallegesforitsComplaintagainst
defendantsAlarm.comIncorporated( Alarm.com )andFrontPointSecuritySolutions,LLC
( FrontPoint )
(collectively,
 Defendants )
on
personalknowledge
astoiControl's
own
actions
andoninformationand
belief
astotheactions
of
others,asfollows:
THEPARTIES
1.PlaintiffiControlisaDelawarecorporationwithitsprincipalplace
of
business
at555TwinDolphinDrive,Suite280,RedwoodCity,California94065.
2.DefendantAlarm.comisaDelawarecorporationwithitsprincipalplace
of
businessinthisjudicialdistrictandinthisdivisionat8150LeesburgPike,Suite
1400,
Vienna,
Virginia22182.3.DefendantFrontPointisaDelawarecorporationwithitsprincipalplace
of
businessinthisjudicialdistrictandinthisdivisionat1568SpringHillRoad,Suite100,
McLean,Virginia22102.
Case 1:13-cv-00834-TSE-IDD Document 1 Filed 07/10/13 Page 1 of 14 PageID# 1
 
JURISDICTIONAND
VENUE
4.ThisisacivilactionforpatentinfringementunderthePatentLaws
of
theUnitedStates,35U.S.C.§§1,
etseq.
ThisCourthassubjectmatterjurisdictionunder28U.S.C.§§
1331and1338(a).
5.Venueisproperinthisjudicialdistrictpursuanttoatleast28U.S.C.§§1391(b)-
(c)and
1400(b).
EachDefendantresidesinthisjudicialdistrict,hascommittedandcontinuestocommitactsofpatentinfringementinthisdistrictgivingrisetothisaction,haspurposely
transactedbusinessinvolvingtheiraccusedproductsinthisjudicialdistrict,and/orhasregularandestablishedplaces
of
businessinthisjudicialdistrict.6.PersonaljurisdictionovertheDefendantsisproperbecause,
interalia
eachDefendant'sprincipalplace
of
businessislocatedintheCommonwealth
of
Virginiaandwithin
thisdistrict.EachDefendantissubjecttothisCourt'sspecificandgeneralpersonaljurisdiction
pursuanttodueprocessand/ortheVirginiaLongArmStatute,dueatleasttoitssubstantial
businessinthisCommonwealthandjudicialdistrict,including:(A)atleastpart
of
its
infringingactivitiesallegedherein;and(B)regularlydoingorsolicitingbusiness,engaginginotherpersistentconduct,and/orderivingsubstantialrevenuefromgoodssoldandservices
providedtoVirginiaresidents.
ICONTROL
7.iControlisapioneerandinnovatorinthehomemanagementindustry,includinginteractivehomesecurity,homemonitoring,homemanagementandcontrol,andenergy
management.Originallyfoundedin2003,iControlintroduceditsWi-Fi-basedhome
managementsystemin2005,Z-WaveandWi-Fi-basedhomesecuritysolutionin2007,andthe
firstinteractivehomesecuritytouchscreenwithWebcontent
in
2008.
8.In
2007,
iControldelivered
the
first
client-server
solution
to
manageZ-Wave
homecontrolnetworks,Wi-Fivideosub-networks,andinteractive
home
management
touchscreenstocontrol
both
home
security
andhomemanagement
aspects.
Case 1:13-cv-00834-TSE-IDD Document 1 Filed 07/10/13 Page 2 of 14 PageID# 2
 
9.Today,iControlcontinuestoinnovateandtoinvestinresearchanddevelopmenteffortstobringinnovativeproductsandsolutionstothehomemanagementandsecurity
market.
10.iControlisastrongbelieverinintellectualpropertyandhasprotecteditsinvestmentswithabroadandgrowingportfolio
of
patentsandtradesecrets.iControlfilesthis
ComplaintagainstDefendantsAlarm.comandFrontPointforinfringementof
U.S.
PatentNo.
7,262,690,U.S.PatentNo.7,911,341,U.S.PatentNo.8,073,931,U.S.PatentNo.8,335,842,
U.S.PatentNo.8,473,619,andU.S.PatentNo.8,478,844(collectively,the Patents-in-Suit ).
ALARM COM
AND
FRONTPOINT
11.Oninformationandbelief,twoGoldmanSachsbankers,ChrisVillarandAaron
Schumaker,andtheirassociatePeterRogers,asecurityconsultanttoGoldmanSachs,founded
FrontPointSecurityin2007.In2009,Mr.VillardescribedthecompanyasfocusedonDIY(Do-It-Yourself)homesecurity.Hehasfurtherstatedthatthat75-80percent
of
FrontPoint
customerssignupfornewfeaturessuchas onlinecontrol and video. FrontPointSecurity
usesAlarm.comforitscellularconnectivity,alarmreporting,andonlinesolutions,including
Alarm.com s
video,Z-Wave,andInternetcontentsolutions.
12.In2007,onbehalf
of
FrontPoint,ChrisVillarandPeterRogersapproached
iControlrepresentingtheirinterestinlicensingtheiControltechnology.InMay
of
2007,
FrontPointvisited
iControl s
officesinPaloAlto,CA.AtiControl,FrontPointenteredintoa
mutualNon-DisclosureAgreementwithiControlandwasthenintroducedtoiControl's
proprietarytechnology.Inaseries
of
technicalandbusinessdiscussions,iControleducatedMr.
VillarandMr.RogersoniControl'sproductroadmapandtechnology,includinghowiControlhadaddedZ-Wavetechnology(includinglighting,thermostats,andappliancecontrol)to
traditionalsecuritysystems,
such
as
the
GE
Simon
XT.iControldemonstratedthe
use
of
mobileandweb-basedclientsintheiControlsystem,specificallyfor
use
incontrollingZ-Wavedevices,includinglighting,appliances,andthermostatsandWi-Ficamerasforlivevideoandevent-basedphotos.
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Case 1:13-cv-00834-TSE-IDD Document 1 Filed 07/10/13 Page 3 of 14 PageID# 3

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