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Krull v. Anytime Fitness Et. Al.

Krull v. Anytime Fitness Et. Al.

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Krull v. Anytime Fitness et. al.
Krull v. Anytime Fitness et. al.

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UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTDISTRICTOFMINNESOTA
MARK
A.
KRULL,Plaintiff,
v.
ANYTIMEFITNESS,
L.L.
C.
andLIFEFITNESS,adivision
of
BRUNSWICKCORPORATIO,Defendants.
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CivilAction
0.:
_
COMPLAINTANDDEMANDFORJURYTRIAL
Plaintiff,Mark
A.
Krull,forhisComplaintagainstDefendants,AnytimeFitness,L.L.C.andLifeFitness,adivision
of
BrunswickCorporation,allegesasfollows:PARTIESI.Mark
A.
Krull
is
anindividualresidinginNewBraunfels,Texas("Krull").
2.
AnytimeFitness,L.L.C.
is
aMinnesotalimitedliabilitycompanywithitsprincipalplace
of
businesslocated
in
Hastings,Minnesota("Anytime").
3.
Anytimeisafranchisingcompany,withfranchisedfitnessclubslocatedthroughouttheUnitedStates,includingMinnesota.
4.
LifeFitnessisadivision
of
BrunswickCorporationwithitsprincipalplace
of
businesslocated
in
SchillerPark,Illinois("LifeFitness").
5.
LifeFitnesshasaregularandestablishedfitnessequipmentmanufacturingfacilitylocatedinRamsey,Minnesota.
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JURISDICTIONANDVENUE
6.
Theallegationssetforthinparagraphs
1-5
areherebyreallegedinthissection.
7.
This
is
acivilactionforpatentinfringementarisingunderthepatentlaws
of
theUnitedStates,Title
35
of
theUnitedStatesCode.
8.
ThisCourthassubjectmatterjurisdictionpursuantto28U.S.C.
§§
1331
and1338(a).
9.
Venueisproperinthisjudicialdistrict,pursuanttoatleast28U.S.C.
§§
1391(b)and(c)and1400(b).PATENTINFRINGEMENTCOUNTS
10.
Theallegationssetforthand/orreallegedinparagraphs1-9areherebyreallegedinthissection.
II.
The"FirstAccusedProducts"areLifeFitnessSignatureSeriessinglestationweightmachines,examples
of
whichareshownintheattachedExhibit
A.
12.
TheFirstAccusedProductsand/orthemannerinwhichtheyaremanufacturedand/orusedfallwithinthescope
of
atleastKrull'sU.S.PatentNos.6,902,516
('516
Patent)and8,137,248('248Patent)(collectively"FirstAssertedPatents").
13.
The"SecondAccusedProducts"areLifeFitnessPro2SeriesandOptimaSeriesweightmachines,examples
of
whichareshownintheattachedExhibit
B.
14.
TheSecondAccusedProductsand/orthemannerinwhichtheyaremanufacturedand/orusedfallwithinthescope
of
atleastKrull'sU.S.PatentNo.6,387,019('019Patentorthe"SecondAssertedPatent").15.AnytimeinducesitsfranchiseeclubstopurchasefitnessequipmentfromAnytimeapprovedmanufacturers.LifeFitnessisanAnytimeapprovedmanufacturer.
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16.
AnytimealsoinducesitsfranchiseeclubstopurchaseAnytimeapprovedmodels,brandsorseries
of
fitnessequipment.TheFirstAccusedProductsareanAnytimeapprovedseries
of
fitnessequipment.
17.
Anytimereceivesconsiderationfrom
or
throughLifeFitnessforinducingitsfranchiseeclubs
to
purchasetheFirstAccusedProducts.
18.
Krullisthesoleandrightfulowner
of
all
right,titleandinterest
in
and
to
theFirstAssertedPatentsandtheSecondAssertedPatent.
19.
Theactivities
of
DefendantsinvolvingtheFirstAccusedProductshaveinfringedtheFirstAssertedPatentstothedetriment
of
Krull,andentitleKrulltoinjunctiverelief,damages,enhanceddamages,reasonableattorneyfees,andcosts.20.Theactivities
of
DefendantLifeFitnessinvolvingtheSecondAccusedProductshaveinfringedtheSecondAssertedPatenttothedetriment
of
Krull,andentitleKrull
to
injunctiverelief,damages,enhanceddamages,reasonableattorneyfees,andcosts.21.InDecember
of2011,
KrullnotifiedLifeFitnessthattheFirstAccusedProductsinfringedthe'516Patent,andthattheSecondAccusedProductsinfringedthe'019Patent.22.InApril
of
2012,KrullnotifiedLifeFitnessthattheFirstAccusedProductsinfringedthe'248Patent.COUNTIINFRINGEMENTOFU.S.PATENTNO.6,902,51623.Theallegationssetforthand/orreallegedinparagraphs1-22areherebyrealleged
in
thissection.24.The'516PatentwasdulyandproperlyissuedbytheU.S.PatentandTrademarkOfficeonJune
7,
2005,andremains
in
fullforceandeffect.
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