sale its products including, but not limited to, products that practice the subjectmatter claimed in the patents involved in this action, in this judicial district.6.
Venue is proper in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391 and1400(b).
Mueller is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products,
,which is a leading provider of services and products in the water infrastructureindustry. M
ries are leaders in the design, manufacturing, marketing,and distribution of devices and systems for automating utility meter reading andcontrol.
The ‘401 Patent
U.S. Patent No. 7,444,401 (hereinafter, “the '401 Patent”)
“Method and Apparatu
s for Inexpensively Monitoring and Controlling RemotelyDistributed Appliances.
A true and correct copy of the '401 patent is attachedhereto as Exhibit A.9.
The '401 Patent duly and legally issued, after a full and fairexamination from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (hereinafter
“USPTO”), on October 28, 2008, with named inventors Seyamak Keyghobad and