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IN THE UNITED
STATES
DISTRICT
COURTFOR
THE
SOUTHERN
DISTRICT
OF
TEXAS
HOUSTON
DIVISION
SUPERSPEED,
LLC,
Civil
Action
No. 4:12-cv-01688
JURY
TRIAL
DEMANDED
Defendant.
COMPLAINT
1.
This
is
a
patentinfringement
lawsuit
brought
by
Plaintiff
SuperSpeed,
LLC
("SuperSpeed") against
Google,
Inc.
("Google")
for
infringement
of
a
United
States
Patent
owned
by
SuperSpeed.
I.
PARTIES
2.
Plaintiff
SuperSpeed
is
a
Delaware
corporation.
SuperSpeed
is the
successor
by
merger
toEEC
Systems,
Inc.
("EEC").
Superspeed's
principal
place
of
business
is 3278
Boston
Post
Road,Sudbury,
Massachusetts01776.
3.
Defendant Google
is
a
Delaware
corporation.Its
principal
place
of
business
is1600
Amphitheatre
Parkway,
Mountain
View, Califomia
94043.
il.
JURISDICTIONANDVENUE
4.
This
complaint
states
claimsarisingunder the
patent
laws
of
the
United
States.
Plaintiff
SuperSpeedassertscauses
of
action under
35
U.S.C.
ç
271
for
infringement
of
its
patent.
This Court
has
original
and
exclusive
subject
matter
jurisdiction
over
thisclaim
under
28
U.S.C.$$
1331
and
1338(a).
5.
Venue
is
proper
in
this
Court
under
28
U.S.C.
$$
1391(b)
and
1400(b).
DefendantGooglemaintains
offices
in
this
judicial
district
andconducts
business
within
this
district.
A
substantial
part
of
the events
giving
rise
tothis
suitoccurred
in
this district,including
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acts
of
infringement
by
Google,
as
well
as
sales
and
offers
for
sale
by
Google
of
infringing
products
andservices.
ilI.
BACKGROUND
6.
SuperSpeed
and
its
predecessor
EEC
havedevelopedand marketedsoftware
for
increasingperformance
of
computers
linked
together
in
a
network.
The
software
is
designed
to
work
in
a
networkenvironmentknown
as
a shared-disk
cluster.In
this
configuration,multiplecomputerscan
all
communicate
with
each
other
andcan
all
access
data
from
the
same
data
storage
device
or
devices,such
as
hard
disks.
For
example,
a
bank
might
have
hundreds
of
computers
as
part
of
itsnetwork,
some
for
employees
handling
customerservicecalls,others
for
employees
running
credit
checks
for
loan applications,
and so
forth.
Each
of
these
computersneeds access
to
the
bank's
customer'scredit card
records,
which
are stored
on
a series
of
hard
disks.
A
shared-disk
clusterpermits any one
of
the
computers
to
communicate
across
the
network
with
the
creditcard
database
on the
hard
disks,retrieve
records
for a
particular
customer,
and
make
changes
that
will
then
be
available
to all
other
users
on
the
network.
7.
Accessing
data
on
hard disksandothermechanical
storage
devices
is
a
relativelyslowprocess.
The
speed
ofdata
processing operationsthatrequireregular
access
to
data
on
such
devices
can
be
significantly
impeded
by
the
time
required
for
thecomputer
to
communicate
with
the
disk.
When
multiple
computers
are
all
drawing
data
from the
same
disk,
the
process
is
even
slower.
8.
Superspeed'ssoftwarehelps overcome
thisproblem bypermitting
data
"caching"
in
a
shared-diskcluster
network.
"Caching"
acceleratesdata
processing operations
bymaking
a
copy
of
frequently
accessed
data
in
therandom
access
memory
(or
"RAM")of
the
individualcomputer
that
is
using
the
data.
A
computer
can
access
data
in
RAM
approximatelytwo-
hundred-thousand
times
faster
than
data
ona
hard
disk.
As
a
result,
caching
can
increase
performance
dramatically,particularly
when thecomputermustrepeatedly
access
the
same
blockof
data.
2286738v11013225
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g.
EEC
applied
for
andreceived
patents
on
its
cachingmethods
from
the
United
States
Patentand
Trademark
Office.
The
5,918,244patent
(the
'244
patent)was
filed
onMay31,1996
andissued
on
June
29,1999.
10.
All
of
EEC's
assets
and
liabilities,including
the'244
patent,
were
acquired
by
SuperSpeed
in
1999.
SuperSpeed
applied
for
and
receivedadditional
patents
on
datacachingmethods.
IV.
CLAIMONE-PATENT
INFRINGEMENT
1
1.
Defendant
Google
has
infringed
andcontinues
to
infringe
one
or
moreclaims
of
the
,244
patent
by
making,using,
selling,importing,
and/or
offering
to
sell
within
the United
,
States
infringing
products,
including
GoogleDocs
and
Google
Drive.
(A
copy
ofthe'244
patent
I
is
attached
as
ExhibitA.)
lZ.
Google
has
also
infringed
and
continues
to
infringe
the
'244
patent
by
activelyinducing
the
infringementof
others.
13.
Google's
acts
of
infringement
are
ineparablyharmingand
causing
damageto
SuPerSPeed'
14.
Google
will
continue
toinfringe
thepatents unless
enjoined.
V.
JURY
DEMAND
15.
SuperSpeed
demands
attial
by
jury
on
all
issues'
vI.
PRAYERFOR
RELIEF
16.
SuperSpeedseeks
anaward
of
damages
from
Google
in
anamount
no
less
than
a
reasonableroYaltY'
17.
Superspeed
seeks
a
permanent
injunction
to
prevent
Google's
continuedunlicensed
use
of
the
patented
methods'
18.
Google's
conductmakes
this
anexceptional
caseasset
forth
in
35
U'S'C.
$285.
pursuant
to
this
statutory
provision,
Superspeedseeks
the
recovery
of
its
reasonable
andnecessary
attomeYs'
fees.
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