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Cruise Control Technologies v. Mercedes-Benz

Cruise Control Technologies v. Mercedes-Benz

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Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-11512-AJT-RSW: Cruise Control Technologies LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Hon. Arthur J. Tarnow presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-lafa for more info.
Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-11512-AJT-RSW: Cruise Control Technologies LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Hon. Arthur J. Tarnow presiding. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-lafa for more info.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE
 CRUISE CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Plaintiff, v. MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC, Defendant. C.A. N!. """"""""""""""
TRIAL BY JURY DEMANDED COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT
T#i$ i$ an a%ti!n f!& 'atent inf&in(e)ent in *#i%# Plaintiff C&+i$e C!nt&!l Te%#n!l!(ie$ LLC CCT )a/e$ t#e f!ll!*in( alle(ati!n$ a(ain$t Defendant Me&%ede$-Ben0 USA, LLC Defendant1
BACKGROUND
2.
 
P&!fe$$!& C. 3+)a& N. Patel i$ an ele%t&i%al en(inee& and t#e invent!& !f United State$ Patent N!. 4,567,745 t#e 8745 Patent !& Patel Patent. In a di$tin(+i$#ed %a&ee& dedi%ated t! en(inee&in( and te%#n!l!(9, P&!fe$$!& Patel ea&ned #i$ d!%t!&al de(&ee in ele%t&i%al en(inee&in( at Stanf!&d in 2:42 and #a$ a''lied #i$ inventive )ind t! va&i!+$ $%ientifi%  '&!;le)$, &e$+ltin( in 54 U.S. Patent$ &elatin( t! la$e&$, !'ti%al $en$!&$, and ele%t&!ni% %!nt&!l $9$te)$. He $e&ved a$ <i%e C#an%ell!& f!& Re$ea&%# at t#e Unive&$it9 !f Calif!&nia, L!$ An(ele$ UCLA, i$ a )e);e& !f t#e Nati!nal A%ade)9 !f En(inee&in( and t#e Nati!nal A%ade)9 !f S%ien%e, and i$ a =ell!* !f t#e A)e&i%an A%ade)9 !f A&t$ and S%ien%e$, t#e A)e&i%an A$$!%iati!n f!& t#e Advan%e)ent !f S%ien%e$, t#e A)e&i%an P#9$i%al S!%iet9, and t#e In$tit+te !f Ele%t&i%al and Ele%t&!ni%$ En(inee&$. In 2::4, P&!fe$$!& Patel *a$ a*a&ded t#e Nati!nal Medal !f S%ien%e ;9 P&e$ident Bill Clint!n. He i$ %+&&entl9 a P&!fe$$!& !f P#9$i%$ and Ad>+n%t P&!fe$$!& !f Ele%t&i%al En(inee&in( at UCLA.
 
 6 6.
 
In 2::?, P&!fe$$!& Patel identified a '!tential '&!;le) in t#e availa;le te%#n!l!(9 f!& i)'le)entin( %&+i$e %!nt&!l in ve#i%le$, *#i%# #e $!lved *it# t#e inventi!n !f t#e 8745 Patent. C&+i$e %!nt&!l $9$te)$ at t#e ti)e in%l+ded f+n%ti!nalit9 f!& $ettin( t#e $'eed !f a ve#i%le f!& a+t!)ati% $'eed %!nt&!l, ;+t al$! all!*ed t#e ve#i%le t! a%%ele&ate a;!ve t#e '&e$et $'eed !& t! $l!* ;el!* t#e '&e$et $'eed and late& &e$+)e a+t!)ati% $'eed %!nt&!l at t#e '&e$et $'eed. In ;!t# %a$e$, #!*eve&, t#e&e i$ a '!tential $afet9 i$$+e *#en t#e %&+i$e %!nt&!l &e$+)e$ %!nt&!l at a '&e$et $'eed t#at t#e ve#i%le !'e&at!& )a9 #ave f!&(!tten. P&!fe$$!& Patel de$i(ned and devel!'ed a ve#i%le %&+i$e %!nt&!l $9$te) t#at, a)!n( inventive feat+&e$, '&!vide$ +$ef+l, vi$+al feed;a%/ indi%ative !f a '&e$et $'eed t! ve#i%le !'e&at!&$. T#e te%#n!l!(9 !f t#e Patel Patent '&!vide$, a)!n( !t#e& t#in($, a $i(nifi%ant $afet9 and +$a;ilit9 i)'&!ve)ent, and t#e a+t!)!tive ind+$t&9 #a$ n!* *idel9 ad!'ted and i)'le)ented P&!fe$$!& Patel8$ inventi!n.
PARTIES
5.
 
CCT i$ a Dela*a&e li)ited lia;ilit9 %!)'an9. 7.
 
On inf!&)ati!n and ;elief, Defendant i$ a Dela*a&e li)ited lia;ilit9 %!)'an9 *it# it$ '&in%i'al !ffi%e at 5 Me&%ede$ D&ive, M!ntvale, Ne* @e&$e9 ?47. Defendant #a$ a''!inted T#e C!&'!&ati!n T&+$t C!)'an9, C!&'!&ati!n T&+$t Cente&, 26: O&an(e St&eet, il)in(t!n, Dela*a&e 2:2 a$ it$ a(ent f!& $e&vi%e !f '&!%e$$.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
.
 
T#i$ a%ti!n a&i$e$ +nde& t#e 'atent la*$ !f t#e United State$, 5 U.S.C.  2,
et  seq.
, in%l+din(  6?2. T#i$ C!+&t #a$ $+;>e%t )atte& >+&i$di%ti!n '+&$+ant t! 6 U.S.C.  2552 and 255a. 4.
 
T#i$ C!+&t #a$ 'e&$!nal >+&i$di%ti!n !ve& Defendant ;e%a+$e, a)!n( !t#e& &ea$!n$, Defendant #a$ d!ne ;+$ine$$ in t#i$ Di$t&i%t, #a$ %!))itted and %!ntin+e$ t! %!))it
 
 5 a%t$ !f 'atent inf&in(e)ent in t#i$ Di$t&i%t, and #a$ #a&)ed and %!ntin+e$ t! #a&) CCT in t#i$ Di$t&i%t, ;9, a)!n( !t#e& t#in($, +$in(, $ellin(, !ffe&in( f!& $ale, i)'!&tin( inf&in(in( '&!d+%t$ andF!& $e&vi%e$ in t#i$ Di$t&i%t. ?.
 
<en+e i$ '&!'e& in t#i$ Di$t&i%t +nde& 6 U.S.C.  25:2;-d and 27;  ;e%a+$e, a)!n( !t#e& &ea$!n$, Defendant i$ $+;>e%t t! 'e&$!nal >+&i$di%ti!n in t#i$ Di$t&i%t, #a$ %!))itted and %!ntin+e$ t! %!))it a%t$ !f 'atent inf&in(e)ent in t#i$ Di$t&i%t. On inf!&)ati!n and ;elief, f!& ea)'le, Defendant #a$ +$ed, $!ld, !ffe&ed f!& $ale, and i)'!&ted inf&in(in(  '&!d+%t$ andF!& $e&vi%e$ in t#i$ Di$t&i%t.
COUNT I INFRINGEMENT OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,324,463
.
 
CCT i$ t#e !*ne& ;9 a$$i(n)ent !f t#e Patel Patent, entitled C&+i$e C!nt&!l Indi%at!&. T#e a''li%ati!n f!& t#e Patel Patent *a$ filed !n Ma9 26, 2:::. T#e 'atent i$$+ed !n  N!ve);e& 6?, 62. A t&+e and %!&&e%t %!'9 !f t#e Patel Patent i$ atta%#ed a$ E#i;it A. :.
 
Defendant #a$ ;een and n!* i$ di&e%tl9 inf&in(in( t#e Patel Patent, in t#i$ >+di%ial Di$t&i%t and el$e*#e&e in t#e United State$, ;9, a)!n( !t#e& t#in($, )a/in(, +$in(, i)'!&tin(, !ffe&in( f!& $ale, andF!& $ellin( ve#i%+la& %&+i$e %!nt&!l '&!d+%t$ andF!& $e&vi%e$ t#at in%l+de a %&+i$e %!nt&!l $9$te) f!& a ve#i%le #avin( a #+)an !'e&at!&, *#i%# in%l+de$ a $'eed %!nt&!lle& t#at a+t!)ati%all9 )aintain$ t#e ve#i%le8$ $'eed at a '&e$et $'eed a $*it%# a$$!%iated *it# t#e $'eed %!nt&!lle& *#i%# all!*$ t#e ve#i%le !'e&at!& t! ena;le t#e $9$te) a $et $'eed in'+t in %!))+ni%ati!n *it# t#e $'eed %!nt&!lle& f!& )an+all9 $ettin( t#e $'eed !f t#e ve#i%le at t#e  '&e$et $'eed, t#e&e;9 en(a(in( t#e $9$te) a )e)!&9 *#i%# $t!&e$ inf!&)ati!n indi%ative !f t#e  '&e$et $'eed and a feed;a%/ $9$te) *#i%# %!))+ni%ate$ t#e $t!&ed '&e$et $'eed inf!&)ati!n t! t#e !'e&at!& !f t#e ve#i%le. T#e inf&in(in( '&!d+%t$ and $e&vi%e$ in%l+de, f!& ea)'le,

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