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1 Frederick Gotha, Esq. [SBN 40480]
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fgtpropat@sbcglobal.net
301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 800
3 Pasadena, CA 9110 1
4 Telephone No: 626.796.1849
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Niria M. Arvizu, Esq., [SBN 236994]
6 niria.arvizu@gmail.com
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301 E. Colorado, Blvd., Suite 800
Pasadena, CA 9110 1
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Attorneys for Plaintiffs,
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New Castle Beverage, Inc., and Ricky D. Monugian
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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NEW CASTLE BEVERAGE INcf y 1 5
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California corporation, and RICKY D.
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Plaintiffs,
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PREMIER FOODS, LLC, a California
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Limited Liabili!)' Company, Spicy
Beer Mix, Inc. a California
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Corporation, and DOES 1-5 inclusive,
Defendants.
COMPLAINT FOR PATENT
INFRINGEMENT; DEMAND FOR
JURY TRIAL
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Plaintiffs, NEW CASTLE BEVERAGE, INC., (hereinafter "NEW
28 CASTLE") and Ricky D. Monugian (hereinafter "MONUGIAN") allege as follows
COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
1 against Defendants, PREMIER FOODS, LLC, ("Premier Foods") a California
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Limited Liability Company, SPICY BEER MIX, INC., ("Spicy Beer") a California
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JURISDICTION AND VENUE
This is an action for patent infringement arising under 35 U.S.C.,
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patent infringement claim pursuant to 28 U.S.C. sections 1331 and 1338(a).
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11 2. This Court has personal jurisdiction over the Defendants pursuant to
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California Code of Civil Procedure section 410.10. Plaintiffs are informed and
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believe, and thereon allege, that Defendants have continuous and substantial
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contacts with the State of California in this Judicial District, and reside within this
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Judicial District.
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3. Venue is proper in this district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. sections 139l(b),
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COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
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Plaintiff, NEW CASTLE, is, and at all times herein mentioned was, a
4 California corporation, duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of
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California, with its principal place of business at 1115 Centre Drive, City of
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Industry, California 91789, within this Judicial District, and is the exclusive
8 licensee of U.S. Patent No. D652,681 (hereinafter "681 patent"). A copy of the
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681 patent is attached to this Complaint as Exhibit "1 ".
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5. Plaintiff MONUGIAN is, and at all times herein mentioned was, an
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individual residing in the State of California, and throughout the period of the
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Defendants', and each of their infringing acts, was the owner and licensor of the
15 681 patent, and still is the owner and licensor of the 681 patent.
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6. Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and thereon allege, that Defendant
18 Premier Foods, LLC, is a California Limited Liability Company, qualified to do
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business in the State of California, presently does business in the State of
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21 California, and does business within this Judicial District, having a place of
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business at with its principal place of business at 12946 Park Street, Santa Fe
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Springs, California, 90670.
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Defendant, Spicy Beer, is a California corporation with its principal place of
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8. a. The true names and capacities, whether individual, corporate,
associate, or otherwise, of Defendants DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, are unknown
4 to Plaintiffs, who therefore sue these Defendants by such fictitious names, and
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Plaintiffs will seek leave to amend this Complaint to set forth their true names and
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capacities when they have ascertained them.
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b. Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and thereon allege, that
each of the Defendants designated herein as a "DOE" is responsible in some
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damage to Plaintiffs as herein alleged.
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9. a. Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and thereon allege, that at
all times mentioned herein, Defendants, and each of them, were the agents,
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servants, and employees of each of their co-Defendants.
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b. Plaintiffs are informed and believe, and thereon allege, that in
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doing the things hereinafter alleged, Defendants, and each of them, were acting in
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and with the permission, consent, knowledge and/or ratification of their co-
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COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
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COUNT I-PATENT INFRINGEMENT
10. Defendants, and each of them, use, offer for sale, import and/or sell
4 beverage containers, which infringe the claim of the 681 patent. Defendants, and
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each of them, will continue their infringing acts unless enjoined by this Court.
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11. Plaintiffs have been damaged by the infringement and are entitled to
8 an award of damages to compensate them for the infringement, together with
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interests and costs.
11 12. Defendants, and each of them, have neither requested nor received
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any authorization from Plaintiffs to manufacture, have made, use, sell, or offer to
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sell the patented device, but have acted in defiance and disregard of Plaintiffs
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rights.
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13. Plaintiffs are informed and believe that Defendants, and each of their
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Plaintiffs are therefore entitled to an award of their reasonable attorney fees.
PRAYER FOR RELIEF
WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray for judgment against Defendants, and each of
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(a). a preliminary and final injunction against the continuing infringement;
(b) an accounting for damages; and
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I (c) interest, costs, and attorney fees.
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Respectfully submitted,
Frederick Gotha, Esq.
Niria M. Arvizu, Esq.
Attorneys for Plaintiffs,
New Castle Beverage, Inc., and
Ricky D. Monugian
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DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Plaintiffs hereby demand a trial by jury of any issue triable by right
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Frederic Gotha, Esq.
Niria M. Arvizu, Esq.
Attorneys for Plaintiffs,
New Castle Beverage, Inc., and
Ricky D. Monugian
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COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT; DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
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(12) United States Design Patent
Monugian
(54) BEVERAGE BOLDER
(76) Inventor: Ricky D. Monugian, Ontario, CA (US)
(**) Term: 14 Years
(21) Appl. No.: 291372,035
(22) Filed: Oct. 6, 2010
(51) LOC (9) CJ. .................................................. 07·01
(52) U.S. CL .............. , ......................................... D7/510
(58) Field of Classification Search ................... D7/510,
D7/511, 500,532, 900; 215/121.382,388.
215/387; 220/674,715,713,718,592.16,
2201592.17,709, 708; 09/551,529
See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
2,782,614 A • 2/1957 Currie ........................... 2201718
6,202,877 B! * 3/2001 La Torre et al. ............ 2201254.1
0466,371 S • 1212002 Parker ............................ 07/510
0472.101 s * 3/2003 Janky ............................. 07/532
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USOOD652681S
(tO) Patent No.:
(45) Date of Patent:
US D652,681 S
** Jan. 24, 2012
0535,151 S • 112007 Seum et al ..................... 07/510
0586,182 S • 212009 Trombly ........................ 07/510
0622.546 S * 812010 Bodum .......................... 07/510
0639.166 S • 6120 1 I Carreno ..... ..... .. .......... ... 09/504
" cited by examiner
Primary Examiner- Cynthia Underwood
(57) CLAIM
The ornamental design for a beverage holder, as shown and
described.
DESCRIPTION
FIG. 1 is a Perspective view of a beverage holder showing m}'>
new design;
FIG. 2 is a front view of my new design illustrated in FIG.1;
the rear view of my new design is the mirrorimage of the front
view; ·
FIG. 3 is a top view thereof; and,
FIG. 4 is a bottom view thereof.
The broken lines represent portions of the environment and
fonn no part of the claim.
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UNITE.TES DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT .LIFORNIA
CIVIL COVER SHEET
I. (a) PLAINTIFFS ( Check box if you are representing yourself 0 )
NEW CASTLE BEVERAGE INC., a California corporation, and RICKY D. MONUGIAN, an
individual
(b) Attorneys (Firm Name, Address and Telephone Number. If you
are representing yourself, provide same.)
Frederick Gotha [40480] fgtpropat@sbcglobal.net; Niria M. Arvizu [236994]
Arvizu@IPCounsei.US; 301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 800, Pasadena, California 91101
(626) 796-1849
DEFENDANTS ( Check box if you are representing yourself 0 )
PREMIER FOODS, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, Spicy Beer Mix, Inc., a
California corporation, and DOES 1-5
(b) Attorneys (Firm Name, Address and Telephone Number. If you
are representing yourself, provide same.)
II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION (Place an X in one box only.) Ill. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES-For Diversity Cases Only
(Place an X in one box for plaintiff and one for defendant)
PTF DEF . PTF DEF
0 1. U.S. Government
Plaintiff
O 2. U.S. Government
Defendant
3. Federal Question (U.S.
Government Not a Party)
0 4. Diversity (Indicate Citizenship
of Parties in Item Ill)
Citizen ofThis State 0
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Incorporated or Principal Place O
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of Business in this State
Citizen of Another State
Citizen or Subject of a
Foreign Country
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of Business in Another State
0 3 0 3 Foreign Nation
IV. ORIGIN (Place an X in one box only.)
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5. Transferred from Another
District (Specify)
6.Multi-
D District
Litigation
IV1 1. Original D 2. Removed from D 3. Remanded from
Proceeding State Court Appellate Court
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4. Reinstated or
Reopened
V. REQUESTED IN COMPLAINT: JURY DEMAND: Yes 0
CLASS ACTION under F.R.Cv.P. 23: 0 Yes No
No (Check "Yes" only if demanded in complaint.)
MONEY DEMANDED IN COJIIIPLAINT: $ To be determined
OTHER STATUTES CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY CONT. IMMIGRATION PRISONER PETITIONS PROPERTY RIGHTS
D
375 False Claims Act D
110 Insurance D
240 Torts to Land
D
462 Naturalization Habeas Corpus:
0 820 Copyrights
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245 Tort Product
Application 0 463 Allen Detainee
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400 State
D
120 Marine
Liability
4650ther 0 51 0 Motions to Vacate
830Patent
Reapportionment
D
0 130 Miller Act 290 All Other Real
Immigration Actions Sentence
0 840 Trademark
D
410 Antitrust
0 0 530 General
140 Negotiable
Property TORTS SOCIAL SECURITY
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430 Banks and Banking
0 TORTS
0 535 Death Penalty
D 861 HIA (1395ff) Instrument
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450 Commerce/ICC
150 Recovery of
PERSONAL INJURY
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370 Other Fraud
Other:
0 862 Black Lung (923)
Rates/Etc.
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Overpayment &
0 310 Airplane
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540 Mandamus/Other
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460 Deportation Enforcement of
315 Airplane
D
371 Truth in Lending
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550 Civil Rights
D 863 DIWC/DIWW (405 (g))
Judgment
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D 470 Racketeer lnflu-
Product Liability
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380 Other Personal
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555 Prison Condition
0 864 SSID Title XVI
enced & Corrupt Org.
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151 Medicare Act
D
320 Assault, Libel & Property Damage
Slander 560 Civil Detainee 0 86S RSI (40S (g))
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480 ConsumerCredit 1S2 Recovery of
330 Fed. Employers' D
385 Property Damage
D Conditions of
D
Defaulted Student
D
Liability
Product Liability
Confinement FEDERAL TAX SUITS
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490 Cable/Sat TV
Loan (Excl. Vet.)
BANKRUPTCY FORFEITURE/PENAL TV 870 Taxes (U.S. Plaintiff or
8SO Securities/Com-
D
340Marine
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422 Appeal 28
D
Defendant)
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1S3 Recovery of 62S Drug Related
modities/Exchange
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34S Marine Product usc 1S8
0 Seizure of Property 21
0 Overpayment of
Liability
423 Withdrawal28
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871 IRS-Third Party 26 USC
890 Other Statutory Vet. Benefits
D
usc 881 7609
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usc 157
Actions
160 Stockholders'
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3SO Motor Vehicle
D
891 Agricultural Acts
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Suits
3SS Motor Vehicle
CIVIL RIGHTS
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6900ther
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Product Liability D
440 Other Civil Rights
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893 Environmental
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1900ther
360 Other Personal
D
LABOR
Matters
Contract D
Injury
441 Voting
0 710 Fair Labor Standards
D 89S Freedom of Info.
O 19S Contract 362 Personallnju ry-
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442 Employment
Act
Act
Product Liability
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Med Malpratice 0 720 Labor/Mgmt.
0 896 Arbitration
I 0 196 Franchise
36S Personal Injury-
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443 Housing/ Relations
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Product Liability
Accomodations
0 740 Railway Labor Act
899 Admin. Procedures
REAL PROPERTY
367 Health Care/
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210 Land
Pharmaceutical D
Disabilities-
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Agency Decision
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Personal injury
Employment
Leave Act
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Product Liability
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D 790 Other Labor
O 9SO Constitutionality of
368 Asbestos
Disabilities-Other
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State Statutes
O 230 Rent Lease &
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O 791 Employee Ret. Inc.
Ejectment
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