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Master Object Complaint

Master Object Complaint

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1SPENCERHOSIE(CABarNo.101777)shosie@hosielaw.com2GEORGEF.BISHOP(CABarNo.89205)gbishop@hosielaw.com
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DIANES.RICE(CABarNo.118303)drice@hosielaw.com
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WILLIAMP.NELSON(CABarNo.196091)wnelson@hosielaw.com
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PlaintiffMasterObjects,Inc.("MasterObjects"or"Plaintiff')herebyfilesitscomplaintagainstdefendantAmazon.comInc.("Amazon"or"Defendant"),forpatentinfringement.Foritscomplaint,Plaintiffalleges,onpersonalknowledgeastoitsownacts
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andoninformationandbeliefastoallothermatters,asfollows:
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678PARTIES1.MasterObjectsisacorporationorganizedunderthelawsoftheStateofDelaware,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessinSanFrancisco,California,priortoJanuary1,92010,andnowMaarssen,Netherlands.2.AmazonisacorporationorganizedunderthelawsoftheStateofDelaware,withitsprincipalplaceofbusinessinSeattle,Washington.JURISDICTIONANDVENUE3.ThiscomplaintassertsacauseofactionforpatentinfringementunderthePatentAct,35U.S.C.§271.ThisCourthassubjectmatterjurisdictionoverthismatterbyvirtueof28U.S.C.§1338(a).VenueisproperinthisCourtbyvirtueof28U.S.C.§1391(b)and(c)and28U.S.C.§1400(b),inthatAmazonmaybefoundinthisdistrict,hascommittedactsofinfringementinthisdistrict,andasubstantialpartoftheeventsgivingrisetothe19claimoccurredinthisdistrict.4.ThisCourthaspersonaljurisdictionoverAmazonbecauseAmazonhasaplaceofbusinessin,andprovidesinfringingproductsandservicesin,theNorthernDistrictofCalifornia.INTRADISTRICTASSIGNMENT
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PursuanttoCivilLR3-2(c),thiscaseshouldbesubjecttodistrict-wide26assignmentbecauseitisanIntellectualPropertyAction.2728
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ThePlaintiffMasterObjectsanditsInstantSearchTechnology
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FromtheearliestdaysofInternetsearch,thesearchprocesshasbeen4hamperedbywhatisknownasthe"request-responseloop."Theuserwouldtypeaquery56
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resultsetdidnotmatchuserexpectations,theentireprocesshadtoberepeated,recursively,untiltheresultssatisfiedtheuser.8.In2000,MarkSmit,thefounderofPlaintiffMasterObjects,inventedanovelapproachtosearch,anapproachthatsolvedthe"request-responseloop"problem.Smitenvisionedasystemwhereadynamicandintelligentsearchfieldwouldimmediatelybeginsubmittingasearchqueryassoonastheuserbegantypingcharactersintothequeryfield.Usingasynchronouscommunicationstechnology,astheusertypedmorecharacters,the19resultsinthedrop-downboxwouldchangedynamically,becomingincreasinglyrelevantas20thestringofcharacterslengthened.Inessence,searchwouldbecomeeffectiveandgranular21
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