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Samsung counterclaims in Apple patent lawsuit in California

Samsung counterclaims in Apple patent lawsuit in California

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Case No. 12-CV-00630-LHK SAMSUNG DEFENDANTS’ ANSWER AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES AND COUNTERCLAIMS
QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN,LLPCharles K. Verhoeven (Bar No. 170151)charlesverhoeven@quinnemanuel.comKevin A. Smith (Bar No. 250814)kevinsmith@quinnemanuel.com50 California Street, 22
 
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Floor San Francisco, California 94111Telephone: (415) 875-6600Facsimile: (415) 875-6700Kevin P.B. Johnson (Bar No. 177129)kevinjohnson@quinnemanuel.comVictoria F. Maroulis (Cal. Bar No. 202603)victoriamaroulis@quinnemanuel.com555 Twin Dolphin Drive 5
 
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Floor Redwood Shores, California94065Telephone: (650)801-5000Facsimile: (650)801-5100WilliamC. Price (Bar No. 108542)williamprice@quinnemanuel.comPatrick M. Shields (Bar No. 204739) patrickshields@quinnemanuel.com865 S. Figueroa St., 10th Floor Los Angeles, California 90017Telephone: (213) 443-3000Facsimile: (213) 443-3100Attorneys for SAMSUNG ELECTRONICSCO., LTD., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICSAMERICA, INC. and SAMSUNGTELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC[additional counsel listed on signature page]UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSEDIVISIONAPPLE INC., a California corporation,Plaintiff,vs.SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., aKorean corporation; SAMSUNGELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., a NewYork corporation; SAMSUNGTELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA,LLC, a Delaware limited liability company,Defendants.CASE NO. 12-CV-00630-LHK 
SAMSUNG DEFENDANTS’ ANSWER,AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES, ANDCOUNTERCLAIMS TO APPLE INC.’SCOMPLAINT; ANDDEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
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Case No. 12-CV-00630-LHK SAMSUNG DEFENDANTS’ ANSWER AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES AND COUNTERCLAIMS
I. ANSWER 
Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (“SEC”), Samsung Electronics America, Inc.(“SEA”), and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (“STA”) (collectively, the “SamsungDefendants”) by and through their undersigned counsel, in response to the Complaint of AppleInc. (“Apple”) deny Apple’s allegations of patentinfringement and answer Apple’s Complaint(“Complaint”) as follows:
THE NATURE OF THE ACTION
1.The Samsung Defendants deny knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth or falsity of the allegations in paragraph 1 of the Complaint and thereforedeny them.2.Denied.3.The Samsung Defendants admit that Apple sued Samsung in April 2011 in a caseentitled
 Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al.
, Case No. 5:11-cv-01846-LHK, whichcase is currently set for trial before the Honorable Lucy H. Koh on July 30, 2012(“Earlier Case”).The Samsung Defendants further admit that Samsung has released new products since the Earlier Case was filed. The Samsung Defendants deny that they have engaged in any illegal conductalleged in the Complaint. Except asexpressly admitted, the Samsung Defendants deny theremaining allegations of paragraph 3 of the Complaint.4.Denied.
THE PARTIES
5.The Samsung Defendants deny knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth or falsity of the allegations in paragraph 5 of the Complaint and thereforedeny them.6.The Samsung Defendants deny that SEC’s principal offices are at the locationspecified in paragraph 6 of the Complaint. The Samsung Defendants admit that SEC is SouthKorea’s largest company and one of Asia’s largest electronics companies. The SamsungDefendants admit that SEC designs, manufactures and provides to the U.S. and world markets a
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Case No. 12-CV-00630-LHK SAMSUNG DEFENDANTS’ ANSWER AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES AND COUNTERCLAIMS
wide range of products, including consumer electronics, computer components, and mobile andentertainment products.7.The Samsung Defendants admit that SEA is a New York corporation, was formedin 1978, and is a subsidiary of SEC. The Samsung Defendants admit that SEA’s principal officesare located at 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ, 07660. The Samsung Defendants admitthat SEA offers a full range of award-winning consumer electronics and IT products including, butnot limited to, televisions, Blu-ray disc players, digital cameras and camcorders, certain memorystorage devices, portable audio devices, printers and monitors.The Samsung Defendants admitthat STA, Samsung Electronics Canada, andSamsung Electronics Mexico S.A. de C.V. areaffiliates of SEA. The Samsung Defendants denythe remaining allegations of paragraph 7of theComplaint.8.The Samsung Defendants admit that STA was formed in 1996 and is a subsidiaryof SEC. The Samsung Defendants admit that STA is a Delaware limited liability company withits principal place of business at 1301 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082. TheSamsung Defendants admit that STA researches, develops, markets, sells and offers for sale avariety of personal and business communications products throughout North America, includinghandheld wireless phones, wireless communications infrastructure systems, fiber optics andenterprise communication systems.
JURISDICTION
9.The Samsung Defendants admit that the Complaint purports to allege claims over which this Court has subject matter jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1331 and 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a).Except as expressly admitted, the Samsung Defendants deny the remaining allegations of  paragraph 9 of the Complaint.10.The Samsung Defendants will not challenge personal jurisdiction over them by thisCourt for purposes of this action. Except as expressly admitted, the Samsung Defendants deny theremaining allegations of paragraph 10 of the Complaint.
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