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Adrain v. Samsung Electronics et. al..pdf

Adrain v. Samsung Electronics et. al..pdf

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Adrain v. Samsung Electronics et. al.
Adrain v. Samsung Electronics et. al.

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INTHEUNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTFORTHEEASTERNDISTRICTOFTEXASMARSHALLDIVISIONJOHNB.ADRAIN,§§
Plaintiff,
§§
w.
§§SAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.,§SAMSUNGELECTRONICSAMERICA,INC.§andSAMSUNGMEXICANAS.A.DeC.Y.§§
Defendants.
§CaseNo.
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JURYTRIALDEMANDED
COMPLAINTFORPATENTINFRINGEMENTPlaintiffJohnB.Adrain("Adrain")bringsthisactionagainstdefendantsSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.,SAMSUNGELECTRONICSAMERICA,INC.andSAMSUNGMEXICANAS.A.DeC.Y.(collectively"Samsung")andalleges:
THEPARTIES
1.
Adrainistheinventorofandownstheentireright,title,andinterestinthepatentatissueinthiscase.2.Oninformationandbelief,SamsungElectronicsCo.,Ltd.,isacorporationorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheRepublicofKorea,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinesslocatedat250,2-ga,Taepyong-ro,Jung-gu,Seoul100-742,Korea.ServiceofprocesscanbemadeonSamsungElectronicsCo.,Ltd.bywayoftheHagueServiceConvention.
3.
Oninformationandbelief,SamsungElectronicsAmerica,Inc.,isacorporationorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheStateofNewYork,withaprincipalplaceofbusinessat
 
85ChallengerRoad,RidgewoodPark,NewJersey07660.SamsungElectronicsAmerica,Inc.canbeservedwithprocessthroughitsregisteredagent,CTCorp.System,350N.St.PaulStreet,Suite2900,Dallas,Texas75201.
4.
Oninformationandbelief,SamsungMexicanaS.A.DeC.V.("SamsungMexicana")isaMexicancorporationorganizedandexistingunderthelawsoftheStateofSonora,Mexico,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessatBlvd.LosOlivosNo.11110,ParqueIndustrial,EIFlorido,Tijuana,B.C.,C.O.22860.ServiceofprocesscanbemadeonSamsungMexicanabywayoftheHagueServiceConvention.
JURISDICTIONANDVENUE
5.ThisisanactionforpatentinfringementarisingundertheprovisionsofthePatentLawsoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica,Title35,UnitedStatesCode.6.Subject-matterjurisdictionoverAdrain'sclaimsisconferreduponthisCourtby28US.C.§§1331and1338(a).7.Oninformationandbelief,defendantshaveoperated,conducted,engagedin,and/orcarriedonbusinessinthestateofTexas.8.Venueisproperinthisjudicialdistrictunder28U.S.C.§§1391(b)(c)and(d),and/or1400(b).
PATENTINFRINGEMENT
9.OnNovember3,1998,US.PatentNo.5,831,669,entitled"FacilityMonitoringSystemwithImageMemoryandCorrelation"wasdulyandlegallyissuedtotheinventor,JohnB.Adrain.AReexaminationCertificateforUS.Patent5,831,669issuedonAugust21,2012.(US.Patent5,831,669andtheReexaminationCertificatearecollectivelyreferredtoas"the'669patent.")
COMPLAINTFORPATENTINFRINGEMENTPage-2-
 
Adrainownsallright,titleandinterestinthe'669patent,includingtherighttosueforandrecoverallpast,presentandfuturedamagesforinfringementofthe'669patent.
10.
The'669patentispresumedvalid.
11.
Uponinformationandbelief,Defendants,eitheraloneorinconjunctionwithothers,haveinthepastandcontinuetoinfringeand/orinduceinfringementofthe'669patentbymaking,using,selling,offeringtosell,and/orimporting,and/orcausingotherstomake,use,sell,oroffertosell,and/orimport,inthisjudicialdistrictand/orelsewhereintheUnitedStates,"SmartTVs"thataloneorinusearecoveredbyoneormoreoftheclaimsofthe'669patent.Forexample,Defendants'make,use,sell,offertoselland/orimportSmartTVsthathaveabuilt-incameraoraseparatelypurchasedcamerathatmonitoraspaceandarecapableoffacialrecognitiontocreateandlogintoanaccount.Bywayoffurtherexample,onesuchmodelistheLED8000SeriesSmartTV(suchasUN55F8000BF),whileanotherexampleistheSeries5500(suchasUN32F5500AFZAandaVG-STC3000camera).
12.
ConsumerspurchaseanduseDefendants'SmartTVsandareinstructedtousemethodsthatinfringeoneormoreclaimsofthe'669patent.Bywayoffurtherexample,consumersofsuchdevicesareabletostoreimagesoftheirfacesandthereafterlogintotheiraccountsmaintainedbytheSmartTVs.
13.
Defendantsprovideinstructions,suchasusermanuals,thatinstructconsumersonhowtosetupandusesuchdevicesinsuchmanners,specificallyintendingsuchconsumerswilloperatethesedevicesinsuchamanner,andknowingofsuchactions,whichconstitutesinfringementofoneormoreclaimsofthe'669patent.
14.
Defendantshavebeenand/orarenowindirectlyinfringingoneormoreclaimsofthe'669patentinviolationof35U.S.C.271(b)byinducingconsumersofDefendants'SmartTVsto
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