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Wingard, Peter v. Metro Kia of Madison

Wingard, Peter v. Metro Kia of Madison

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Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-00185-wmc: Wingard, Peter v. Metro Kia of Madison. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the Hon. William M Conley presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-la4b for more info.
Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-00185-wmc: Wingard, Peter v. Metro Kia of Madison. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the Hon. William M Conley presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-la4b for more info.

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COMPLAINTPlaintiff Peter F. Wingard ("Plaintiff') hereby files this Complaint againstMetro Kia of Madison ("Defendant"), and respectfully alleges as follows:
PARTIES, JURISDICTION, ANDVENUE
1.Plaintiff Peter F. Wingard is a resident of North Carolina.
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Upon information and belief, Defendant Metro Kia of Madison located at5442 Wayne Terrace Madison, Wisconsin 53718 has done business in this districtat all times material hereto.
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This is an action for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of theUnited States, 35 U.S.C.
 9 9
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 et seq.
4.Subject matter jurisdiction in this Court is proper under 28 U.S.C.
 ~ 9
 1331,1338(a).
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Venue is proper in this Court under 28 U.S.C.
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 1391 and 1400.6.The Court has personal jurisdiction over Metro Kia of Madison
 inter alia
 because Metro Kia of Madison resides in this district and because a substantial partof the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred in this District.
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 PATENT INFRINGEMENT
(U.S.
 PATENT
 No. 5,530,431)7.Mr. Wingard pioneered the technology behind keyless ignition systems.
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Keyless ignition systems enable engInes In cars to be started withoutinserting a key in the ignition. Generally, keyless ignition is achieved when a "keyfob" transmits a unique code to a car's onboard computer and the unique codetransmitted by the key fob matches the unique code stored on the car's onboarcomputer.
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On June 25, 1996, the United States Patent and Trademark Office duly anlegally issued U.S. Patent No. 5,530,431 (" the '431 patent"), entitled "Anti-TheftDevice For Protecting Electronic Equipment" to Mr. Wingard. A true and correctcopy of the' 431 Patent is attached as Exhibit A.10.The '431 Patent is directed to apparatuses and methods for providingsecurity for electronic equipment. In particular, the '431 Patent is directed to amethod to secure electronic equipment by configuring the electronic equipment to power up only in the presence of a unique code transmitted to the electronicequipment from an external source.II.Mr. Wingard has been at all relevant times hereto and remains the owner of all rights, title, and interest in the '431 Patent.12.The '431 Patent is valid.13.The' 431 Patent is enforceable.14.Upon information and belief, Metro Kia of Madison uses, sells, offers tosell, and/or imports vehicles incorporating keyless ignition systems.
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