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Swimways et. al. v. Innovation First International et. al.

Swimways et. al. v. Innovation First International et. al.

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Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-00055-MSD-TEM: Swimways Corporation et. al. v. Innovation First International, et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Hon. Mark S. Davis presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l9Ux for more info.
Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-00055-MSD-TEM: Swimways Corporation et. al. v. Innovation First International, et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Hon. Mark S. Davis presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l9Ux for more info.

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UNITED
ST TESDISTRICT
COURT
FOR
THEE STERN
DISTRICT
OF
VIRGIN
Norfolk
Division
FILED
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SWIMW YS
CORPOR TION
and
VAPCREATIVE
LTD
Plaintiffs
CaseNo.^MCAl^fS
JURY
TRI L
DEM NDED
INNOVATIONFIRST
INTERNATIONAL
INC
and
INNOVATION
FIRSTLABS
INC
Defendant
COMPL INT
PlaintiffsSwimWaysCorporation( SwimWays )andVapCreative,Ltd.( Vap )
(collectively, Plaintiffs ),bycounsel,fortheirComplaintagainstDefendantsInnovationFirstInternational,Inc.( InnovationFirstInternational )andInnovationFirstLabs,Inc.( Innovation
FirstLabs )(collectively, Defendants )allegeasfollows:
Parties
1.PlaintiffVapCreative,Ltd.isanOhiocorporationwithitsprincipalplaceof
business
at3721
MohlerRoad,Cincinnati,Ohio45241.
Itis
theowner
of
UnitedStates
PatentNo.
6,860,785( 785patent ),whichwasdulyandlegallyissuedonMarch1,2005.Atrueand
accuratecopy
of
the 785patentisattachedheretoasExhibitA.
2.PlaintiffSwimWaysisaVirginiacorporationwithitsprincipalplace
of
businessat
5816WardCourt,VirginiaBeach,Virginia
23455.
Itisanexclusive
licensee
fromVap,ofthe
 785
patent.
3.DefendantInnovationFirstInternational,uponinformationandbelief,isaTexas
corporationwithitsprincipalplace
of
businessat1519Interstate30West,Greenville,TX75402.
 
4.DefendantInnovationFirstLabs,uponinformationandbelief,isaTexas
corporationwithitsprincipalplace
of
businessat1519Interstate30West,Greenville,TX75402.
5.On
information
and
belief DefendantInnovationFirst
Labs
isa
wholly owned
subsidiary
of
DefendantInnovationFirstInternational.
 urisdiction
and
Venue
6.Thisisan
action
for
patent
infringement
arising
under
the
Patent
Act
35
U.S.C.
§§1
etseq.
7.ThisCourthasjurisdictionoverthesubjectmatterofthis
action
pursuantto28
U.S.C.§§1331and1338(a).
8.Venueisproperinthisdistrictpursuantto28U.S.C.§1391(c)becauseitisadistrict
inwhichDefendantissubjecttopersonaljurisdiction.
9.ThisCourthaspersonaljurisdictionoverDefendantsbecauseDefendantshave
committed,directed,authorized,endorsedand/orapproved
of
acts
of
infringementintheEastern
District
of
Virginia;DefendantshavecausedtortiousinjurytoSwimWaysintheEasternDistrict
of
Virginia,NorfolkDivision;andDefendantshavetransactedsubstantialbusinessinthisjudicial
district.
Facts
Applicable
to
AH
Counts
10.Swimwaysisaworldwidemanufacturer
of
innovativeandcommerciallysuccessful
leisureand
recreational
waterproducts.The
SwimWaysbrand
hasbeen
around
forover35
years
and
SwimWays
continuestoinvestsubstantialresourcesintoitsproduct
design
and
development
to
createunique,qualityproductswhichareleadersintheindustry.SwimWays productscanbe
foundinthousands
of
majorretailersandindividualpooldealers,bothintheUnitedStatesand
abroad.
11.SwimWays productsincludealine
of
RainbowReeswimmingfishproducts,
 
examples
of
whichareshowninExhibitB.
12.
TheRainbow
Reef®products
have
been
advertised
throughvarious
advertising
media including
onthe
Internet
and
substantialadvertisingdollars
have
been
spent
in
connection
with
the
products.
The
RainbowRee
products
have
appeared
in
print
media newspapers trade
journals,magazines,promotionalmaterials,andontheInternet,inadditiontoatretaillocations.
13.
On
information
andbelief Defendantsmarket
their
infringing
productsthrough
various
advertising
media
and
thoseproducts
are
available
forsaleat
retaillocations
throughout
the
United
States.
14.
Defendants
sella
variety
of
robotic
fish
products
sold
under
the
name
 Aquabot
( AccusedProducts )thatinfringeoneormoreclaimsofthe 785
Patent.
An
example
ofthe
AccusedProducts
is
shown
inExhibitC.
 ount
One
 Infringement
of
the 785patent)
15.
Plaintiffs
repeat
andreallege,asif
fully
set
forth
herein,eachand
every
allegation
containedintheforegoingparagraphs.
16.Defendantsmanufacture,distribute,sell,offertosell,and/orimporttheAccused
ProductsthroughouttheUnitedStatesinthestream
of
interstatecommerce.
17.TheAccusedProductsembodyandinfringethe 785patentinviolation
of
SwimWays statutoryrightsunder35U.S.C.§§1etseq.
18.
DefendantsdonothavelicenseorauthorizationfromSwimWaystoutilizethe 785
patent.
19.
Defendants conductalsoconstitutescontributoryand/orinducedinfringement
of
the 785patent.
20.Defendants infringement
of
the 785patenthasbeenwillful.

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