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Cherdak v. GeoPalz et. al.

Cherdak v. GeoPalz et. al.

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Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-00099-RAJ-DEM: Cherdak v. GeoPalz, LLC et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Hon. Raymond A. Jackson presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-la6W for more info.
Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-00099-RAJ-DEM: Cherdak v. GeoPalz, LLC et. al. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Hon. Raymond A. Jackson presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-la6W for more info.

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FILED
IN
THE
U.S.
DISTRICTCOURT
FOR
THE
EASTERN
DISTRICT
OF
VIRGINIA
(ALEXANDRIA,VIRGINIA)
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Erik
B.
Cherdak
600
Cameron
Street
Alexandria,
Va.
22314
email:ebcherdak@gmail.com
Ph.
202.330.1994
Fax:1-240-597-0414
Plaintiff,Pro
Se
v.
GcoPalz,
LLC
1080JuniperAvenue
Boulder,
CO
80304
and
iBitz,
LLC
10037
DarwinLane
HighlandsRanch,CO80130
Defendants.
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No
COMPLAINT
FOR
PATENT
INFRINGEMENT
JURY
TRIAL
DEMANDED
RELATED
CASES:
E.D.
Va.
No.l:13-cv-777 LO/jfa E.D.
Va.
No.l:12-cv-1394 LO/jfa E.D.Va.No.
l:ll cv 13U
 LO/jfa
PLAINTI
FF S
COMPLAINT
FOR
PATENTINFRINGEMENT
PlaintiffErikB.Cherdak,
ProSe,
andinandforhisComplaintagainsttheabove-named
Defendants,pleadsthefollowing:
THEPARTIES
1.Plaintiffisanindividualoperatingout
of
hisprincipalplace
of
businesslocatedatthe
addresslistedinthecaption
of
thisComplaint.Atalltimesrelevantherein.Plaintiffhasbeen
andisthenamedinventorinand
owner
of
U.S.PatentNos.5.343,445and5,452.269(hereinafter
 
referredtohereinasthe patents-in-suit )andallreexaminationcertificates/issuancesrelated
thereto.
2.DefendantGeoPalz,LLCisaColorado,USAlimitedliabilitycompanyhavinga
principalofficelocated
atthe
addressedspecified
inthe
caption
ofthis
Complaint.DefendantGeoPalzregularly
sold
its
GeoPalzbrandedproducts(accusedproducts)directly
and
through
a
network
of
distributors
and
online
via
the
Internet
inthisjudicialdistrictof
Virginia,
USA
during
theenforceableperiodofthepatents-in-suit.DefendantGeoPalzhas,inthepast,substantially
relied
on big-box storeslikeBEST
BUY
storesinthisjudicialdistrictofVirginiatoselland
distributeaccusedproductsasdefinedherein.
3.DefendantiBitz,LLCisaColorado,USAlimitedliabilitycompanyhavingaprincipal
officelocatedattheaddressedspecifiedinthecaption
of
thisComplaint.DefendantiBitz
regularlysoldiBitzbrandedproducts(accusedproducts)directlyandthroughanetworkofdistributorsandonline
via
theInternetinthisjudicialdistrictofVirginia,
USA.
DefendantiBitz
has,inthe
past,
substantiallyreliedon big-box storeslikeBESTBUYstoresinthisjudicial
district
of
Virginiatosellanddistributeaccusedproductsasdefinedherein.
JURISDICTIONANDVENUE
5.Thisisanactionfor
past
PatentInfringement
of
U.S.PatentNos.5,343,445and
5,452,269toCherdak(asreexaminedbythe
USPTO
ontwooccasions)(the patents-in-suit )
undertheLaws
of
theUnitedStates
of
Americaand,inparticular,underTitle35
of
theUnited
States
Code
(Patents-35
USC
§1,
et
seq. .
Accordingly,
Jurisdictionand
Venue
are
properly
basedinaccordancewithSections1338(a),1391(b)and(c),and/or1400(b)
of
Title28
of
the
United
States
Code.
Moreparticularly,DefendantsGeoPalzandiBitzhaveengagedinpast
infringingconductinviolation
of
theU.S.PatentActinthisjudicialdistricttosubstantial
 
degreessuchthatPlaintiffscause
of
actionspecifiedhereinisborneout
of
suchconduct
occurringinthisjudicialdistrictofVirginia,
USA.
Undersection1400(b)ofTitle28,venue
properly
lies
here,
in
Virginia,
as
substantial
actsofpast
patent
infringementoccurred
in
Virginia
andbecauseall
of
thedefendantsmaintainplaces
of
businessrelatedtosuchsubstantialacts
of
pastpatentinfringement(eitherdirectlyorthroughagency)inmajorretailestablishments
including,butnotlimitedto,BestBuystoreslikeorsimilartoBestBuyStoreNo.397locatedin
TysonsCorner,Va.At8449LeesburgPike,Vienna,Virginia22182.
6.Defendantshaveinthepastengagedinthedesign,importation,distribution,sale,and/or
offeringforsaleof
products
including,butnot
limited
to,those
whichincorporate
technologies
andtheuse
of
methodscoveredandclaimedbythepatents-in-suit.Atalltimesrelevantherein
including,butnotlimitedto,alltimesthroughtheexpirationdatesofthepatents-in-suit,Defendantshaveengagedintheinfringementofand/orinducedtheinfringementofand/or
contributedtotheinfringement
of
thepatents-in-suitpatentthroughouttheUnitedStates,
especially,butnotlimitedto,inthisjudicialdistrict
of
Virginia,USA.
FACTS
7.OnJuly6,1993,Plaintifffiledapatentapplicationentitled AthleticShoewithTiming
Device whichresultedintheissuance
of
theU.S.Patent5,343,445onAugust30,1994.On
August29,1994,PlaintifffiledaContinuation-typeapplicationalsoentitled AthleticShoewith
TimingDevice whichresultedintheissuanceofthe
U.S.
PatentNo.5,452,269onSeptember
19,
1995.
Thepatents-in-suitcoverandclaimproductslikethosemade,used,imported,offered
forsale,marketed,andsoldbyDefendantdirectlyandindirectly.Thepatents-in-suitsuccessfully
wentthroughUSPTOexpertexaminationandpost-issuancereviewproceedingsonthree(3)
occasions:First,intheearly1990'sduringinitialexaminationproceedings;Second,during
ex

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