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COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT Plaintiff Data Carriers, LLC alleges the follo ing for its !o"#laint against Defendant Valve Cor#oration$ THE PARTIES %. Plaintiff is a Dela are li"ited lia&ilit' !o"#an' having a #rin!i#al #la!e of

&(siness at )*+, -ennett Pi.e, S(ite /,%, 0il"ington, Dela are %12*34+*%2. +. Defendant is a !or#oration organi5ed (nder the la s of the State of 0ashington

ith a #rin!i#al offi!e at %*1** NE )th Street, S(ite /**, 6ellev(e, 0ashington 12**). Defendant "a' &e served ith #ro!ess via its registered agent Cor#Serve In!., %**% )th Aven(e,

S(ite )/**, Seattle, 0ashington 12%/). JURISDICTION AND VENUE ,. This is a #atent infringe"ent a!tion. The Co(rt has s(&7e!t "atter 7(risdi!tion

#(rs(ant to +2 8.S.C. 99 %,,% and %,,2. ). The Co(rt has #ersonal 7(risdi!tion over Defendant, &e!a(se Defendant !ond(!ts

&(siness in this 7(risdi!tion, in!l(ding &' offering and #ro"oting #rod(!ts for sale via the internet, hi!h is a!!essi&le to and a!!essed &' residents of this Distri!t.


Ven(e is #ro#er in this Distri!t #(rs(ant to +2 8.S.C. 99 %,1%:&;4:!; and %)**:&;,

&e!a(se s(&stantial a!ts of infringe"ent have o!!(rred in this Distri!t. COUNT ONE INFRINGEMENT OF U.S. PATENT NO. 5,388,198 <. Plaintiff is the o ner &' assign"ent of 8nited States Patent No. /,,22,%12 :the

=>%12 #atent?;, entitled =Proa!tive Presentation of A(to"ating @eat(res to a Co"#(ter 8ser.? The a##li!ation for the >%12 #atent 3, %11/ and as filed on A#ril %<, %11+. The #atent iss(ed on @e&r(ar'

as originall' assigned to S'"ante! Cor#oration. A tr(e and !orre!t !o#' of the

>%12 Patent is atta!hed as EAhi&it A hereto. 3. Plaintiff holds the eA!l(sive right to ta.e all a!tions, in!l(ding the filing of this

#atent infringe"ent la s(it, ne!essar' to enfor!e its rights to the >%12 Patent. Plaintiff also has the right to re!over all da"ages for #ast, #resent, and f(t(re infringe"ent of the >%12 Patent and to see. in7(n!tive relief as a##ro#riate (nder the la . 2. Defendant has dire!tl' infringed, either literall' or &' eB(ivalents, one or "ore

!lai"s of the >%12 Patent, in!l(ding at least Clai" /, &' (sing the !lai"ed "ethod in o#erating the e&site htt#$CCstore.stea"#o ered.!o"C in a a' that a(to"ati!all' intervenes in a !(sto"er

or #otential !(sto"er>s (se of the e&site to s(ggest or #resent feat(res &ased on infor"ation on the (se of the s'ste", in!l(ding &(t not li"ited to a(to!o"#lete feat(res. 0hile a (ser is a!!essing the e&site, Defendant !ontin(o(sl' "onitors and !o"#ares (ser "ani#(lations and ith feat(re te"#lates stored in "e"or' and #resents a(to"ating feat(res if a

#rogra" !onteAt "at!h is fo(nd. 1. States is

Defendant>s o#eration of its

e&site in the a&ove4des!ri&ed "anner in the 8nited

itho(t the #er"ission of Plaintiff and !onstit(tes infringe"ent (nder ,/ 8.S.C. 9 +3%

for hi!h Defendant is lia&le.


As a res(lt of Defendant>s infringe"ent, Plaintiff has &een da"aged "onetaril'

and is entitled to adeB(ate !o"#ensation of no less than a reasona&le ro'alt' #(rs(ant to ,/ 8.S.C. 9 +2). JURY DEMAND Plaintiff reB(ests a 7(r' on all iss(es so tria&le. PRAYER 0DERE@ORE, Plaintiff res#e!tf(ll' reB(ests that the Co(rt$ A. >%12 PatentE 6. A ard Plaintiff da"ages for Defendant>s infringe"ent in an a"o(nt to &e Enter 7(dg"ent that Defendant has infringed, either literall' or &' eB(ivalents, the

deter"ined at trial, in!l(ding enhan!ed da"ages, !osts, and #re and #ost47(dg"ent interestE and C. A ard an' other relief dee"ed 7(st and #ro#er.

@e&r(ar' /, +*%) O@ CO8NSEL$ Pa(l V. Stor" Sarah F. PaAson GARDERE 0HNNE SE0ELL LLP %<*% El" Street, S(ite ,*** Dallas, TeAas 3/+*% :+%); 1114,*** #vstor"Igardere.!o" s#aAsonIgardere.!o"

6AHARD, P.A. CsC Ste#hen 6. 6ra(er"an :s&)1/+; Ri!hard D. -ir. :r.*1++; Ste#hen 6. 6ra(er"an :s&)1/+; Vanessa R. Tiradentes :vt/,12; Sara E. 6(ssiere :s&/3+/; +++ Dela are Aven(e, S(ite 1** 0il"ington, DE %12*% :,*+; <//4/***'ardla .!o" s&ra(er"anI&a'ardla .!o" vtiradentesI&a'ardla .!o" s&(ssiereI&a'ardla .!o" Attorneys for Plaintiff Data Carriers, LLC