IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE CRUISE CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Plaintiff, v.

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

C.A. No. TRIAL BY JURY DEMANDED

COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT T!i" i" an a#tion fo$ %atent inf$in&e'ent in (!i#! Plaintiff C$)i"e Cont$ol Te#!nolo&ie" LLC *+CCT,) 'a-e" t!e follo(in& alle&ation" a&ain"t Defendant Gene$al Moto$" Co'%an. *+Defendant,)/ BACKGROUND 0. P$ofe""o$ C. 1)'a$ N. Patel i" an ele#t$i#al en&inee$ and t!e invento$ of United

State" Patent No. 2,345,523 *t!e +6523 Patent, o$ +Patel Patent,). In a di"tin&)i"!ed #a$ee$ dedi#ated to en&inee$in& and te#!nolo&., P$ofe""o$ Patel ea$ned !i" do#to$al de&$ee in ele#t$i#al en&inee$in& at Stanfo$d in 0720 and !a" a%%lied !i" inventive 'ind to va$io)" "#ientifi# %$o8le'", $e")ltin& in 32 U.S. Patent" $elatin& to la"e$", o%ti#al "en"o$", and ele#t$oni# #ont$ol "."te'". He "e$ved a" 9i#e C!an#ello$ fo$ Re"ea$#! at t!e Unive$"it. of Califo$nia, Lo" An&ele" *UCLA), i" a 'e'8e$ of t!e National A#ade'. of En&inee$in& and t!e National A#ade'. of S#ien#e, and i" a :ello( of t!e A'e$i#an A#ade'. of A$t" and S#ien#e", t!e A'e$i#an A""o#iation fo$ t!e Advan#e'ent of S#ien#e", t!e A'e$i#an P!."i#al So#iet., and t!e In"tit)te of Ele#t$i#al and Ele#t$oni#" En&inee$". In 0772, P$ofe""o$ Patel (a" a(a$ded t!e National Medal of S#ien#e 8. P$e"ident ;ill Clinton. He i" #)$$entl. a P$ofe""o$ of P!."i#" and Ad<)n#t P$ofe""o$ of Ele#t$i#al En&inee$in& at UCLA.

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In 077=, P$ofe""o$ Patel identified a %otential %$o8le' in t!e availa8le te#!nolo&.

fo$ i'%le'entin& #$)i"e #ont$ol in ve!i#le", (!i#! !e "olved (it! t!e invention of t!e 6523 Patent. C$)i"e #ont$ol "."te'" at t!e ti'e in#l)ded f)n#tionalit. fo$ "ettin& t!e "%eed of a ve!i#le fo$ a)to'ati# "%eed #ont$ol, 8)t al"o allo(ed t!e ve!i#le to a##ele$ate a8ove t!e %$e"et "%eed o$ to "lo( 8elo( t!e %$e"et "%eed and late$ $e")'e a)to'ati# "%eed #ont$ol at t!e %$e"et "%eed. In 8ot! #a"e", !o(eve$, t!e$e i" a %otential "afet. i"")e (!en t!e #$)i"e #ont$ol $e")'e" #ont$ol at a %$e"et "%eed t!at t!e ve!i#le o%e$ato$ 'a. !ave fo$&otten. P$ofe""o$ Patel de"i&ned and develo%ed a ve!i#le #$)i"e #ont$ol "."te' t!at, a'on& inventive feat)$e", %$ovide" )"ef)l, vi")al feed8a#- indi#ative of a %$e"et "%eed to ve!i#le o%e$ato$". T!e te#!nolo&. of t!e Patel Patent %$ovide", a'on& ot!e$ t!in&", a "i&nifi#ant "afet. and )"a8ilit. i'%$ove'ent, and t!e a)to'otive ind)"t$. !a" no( (idel. ado%ted and i'%le'ented P$ofe""o$ Patel6" invention. PARTIES 3. 5. CCT i" a Dela(a$e li'ited lia8ilit. #o'%an.. On info$'ation and 8elief, Defendant i" a Dela(a$e #o$%o$ation (it! it" %$in#i%al Defendant !a" a%%ointed

offi#e at 3>> Renai""an#e Cente$, Det$oit, Mi#!i&an 5?453.

Co$%o$ation Se$vi#e Co'%an., 4=00 Cente$ville Road, S)ite 5>>, @il'in&ton, Dela(a$e 07?>? a" it" a&ent fo$ "e$vi#e of %$o#e"". JURISDICTION AND VENUE A. T!i" a#tion a$i"e" )nde$ t!e %atent la(" of t!e United State", 3A U.S.C. B 0, et

seq., in#l)din& B 4=0. T!i" Co)$t !a" ")8<e#t 'atte$ <)$i"di#tion %)$")ant to 4? U.S.C. BB 0330 and 033?*a). 2. T!i" Co)$t !a" %e$"onal <)$i"di#tion ove$ Defendant 8e#a)"e, a'on& ot!e$

$ea"on", Defendant !a" done 8)"ine"" in t!i" Di"t$i#t, !a" #o''itted and #ontin)e" to #o''it

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a#t" of %atent inf$in&e'ent in t!i" Di"t$i#t, and !a" !a$'ed and #ontin)e" to !a$' CCT in t!i" Di"t$i#t, 8., a'on& ot!e$ t!in&", )"in&, "ellin&, offe$in& fo$ "ale, i'%o$tin& inf$in&in& %$od)#t" andCo$ "e$vi#e" in t!i" Di"t$i#t. =. 9en)e i" %$o%e$ in t!i" Di"t$i#t )nde$ 4? U.S.C. BB 0370*8)D*d) and 05>>*8)

8e#a)"e, a'on& ot!e$ $ea"on", Defendant i" ")8<e#t to %e$"onal <)$i"di#tion in t!i" Di"t$i#t, !a" #o''itted and #ontin)e" to #o''it a#t" of %atent inf$in&e'ent in t!i" Di"t$i#t. On info$'ation and 8elief, fo$ eEa'%le, Defendant !a" )"ed, "old, offe$ed fo$ "ale, and i'%o$ted inf$in&in& %$od)#t" andCo$ "e$vi#e" in t!i" Di"t$i#t. COUNT I INFRINGEMENT OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,324,463 ?. CCT i" t!e o(ne$ 8. a""i&n'ent of t!e Patel Patent, entitled +C$)i"e Cont$ol

Indi#ato$., T!e a%%li#ation fo$ t!e Patel Patent (a" filed on Ma. 04, 0777. T!e %atent i"")ed on Nove'8e$ 4=, 4>>0. A t$)e and #o$$e#t #o%. of t!e Patel Patent i" atta#!ed a" EE!i8it A. 7. Defendant !a" 8een and no( i" di$e#tl. inf$in&in& t!e Patel Patent, in t!i" <)di#ial

Di"t$i#t and el"e(!e$e in t!e United State", 8., a'on& ot!e$ t!in&", 'a-in&, )"in&, i'%o$tin&, offe$in& fo$ "ale, andCo$ "ellin& ve!i#)la$ #$)i"e #ont$ol %$od)#t" andCo$ "e$vi#e" t!at in#l)de a #$)i"e #ont$ol "."te' fo$ a ve!i#le !avin& a !)'an o%e$ato$, (!i#! in#l)de" a "%eed #ont$olle$ t!at a)to'ati#all. 'aintain" t!e ve!i#le6" "%eed at a %$e"et "%eedF a "(it#! a""o#iated (it! t!e "%eed #ont$olle$ (!i#! allo(" t!e ve!i#le o%e$ato$ to ena8le t!e "."te'F a "et "%eed in%)t in #o'')ni#ation (it! t!e "%eed #ont$olle$ fo$ 'an)all. "ettin& t!e "%eed of t!e ve!i#le at t!e %$e"et "%eed, t!e$e8. en&a&in& t!e "."te'F a 'e'o$. (!i#! "to$e" info$'ation indi#ative of t!e %$e"et "%eedF and a feed8a#- "."te' (!i#! #o'')ni#ate" t!e "to$ed %$e"et "%eed info$'ation to t!e o%e$ato$ of t!e ve!i#le. T!e inf$in&in& %$od)#t" and "e$vi#e" in#l)de, fo$ eEa'%le,

Defendant6" C!ev$olet C$)Ge, and va$io)" ve$"ion" t!e$eof. 3

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;. en&a&in& in t!e #ond)#t de"#$i8ed !e$ein, Defendant !a" in<)$ed CCT and i"

t!)" lia8le fo$ inf$in&e'ent of t!e Patel Patent %)$")ant to 3A U.S.C. B 4=0. 00. a)t!o$iGation. 04. To t!e eEtent t!at fa#t" lea$ned in di"#ove$. "!o( t!at Defendant6" inf$in&e'ent Defendant !a" #o''itted t!e"e a#t" of inf$in&e'ent (it!o)t li#en"e o$

of t!e Patel Patent i" o$ !a" 8een (illf)l, CCT $e"e$ve" t!e $i&!t to $eH)e"t ")#! a findin& at t!e ti'e of t$ial. 03. A" a $e")lt of Defendant6" inf$in&e'ent of t!e Patel Patent, CCT !a" ")ffe$ed

'oneta$. da'a&e" and i" entitled to a 'one. <)d&'ent in an a'o)nt adeH)ate to #o'%en"ate fo$ Defendant6" inf$in&e'ent, 8)t in no event le"" t!an a $ea"ona8le $o.alt. fo$ t!e )"e 'ade of t!e invention 8. Defendant, to&et!e$ (it! inte$e"t and #o"t" a" fiEed 8. t!e Co)$t, and CCT (ill #ontin)e to ")ffe$ da'a&e" in t!e f)t)$e )nle"" Defendant6" inf$in&in& a#tivitie" a$e en<oined 8. t!i" Co)$t. 05. CCT !a" al"o ")ffe$ed and (ill #ontin)e to ")ffe$ "eve$e and i$$e%a$a8le !a$'

)nle"" t!i" Co)$t i"")e" a %e$'anent in<)n#tion %$o!i8itin& Defendant, it" a&ent", "e$vant", e'%lo.ee", $e%$e"entative", and all ot!e$" a#tin& in a#tive #on#e$t t!e$e(it! f$o' inf$in&in& t!e Patel Patent. PRAYER FOR RELIEF CCT $e"%e#tf)ll. $eH)e"t" t!at t!i" Co)$t ente$/ A. A <)d&'ent in favo$ of CCT t!at Defendant !a" inf$in&ed, di$e#tl. andCo$ indi$e#tl., t!e Patel PatentF ;. A %e$'anent in<)n#tion en<oinin& Defendant and it" offi#e$", di$e#to$", a&ent", "e$vant", affiliate", e'%lo.ee", divi"ion", 8$an#!e", ")8"idia$ie", %a$ent", and all

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ot!e$" a#tin& in a#tive #on#e$t t!e$e(it! f$o' inf$in&e'ent of t!e Patel Patent, o$ ")#! ot!e$ eH)ita8le $elief t!e Co)$t dete$'ine" i" (a$$antedF C. A <)d&'ent and o$de$ $eH)i$in& Defendant to %a. CCT it" da'a&e", #o"t", eE%en"e", and %$e<)d&'ent and %o"tD<)d&'ent inte$e"t fo$ Defendant6" inf$in&e'ent of t!e Patel Patent a" %$ovided )nde$ 3A U.S.C. B 4?5F D. A <)d&'ent and o$de$ findin& t!at t!i" i" an eE#e%tional #a"e (it!in t!e 'eanin& of 3A U.S.C. B 4?A and a(a$din& to CCT it" $ea"ona8le atto$ne."6 fee" a&ain"t DefendantF E. A <)d&'ent and o$de$ $eH)i$in& Defendant to %$ovide an a##o)ntin& and to %a. ")%%le'ental da'a&e" to CCT, in#l)din& (it!o)t li'itation, %$eD<)d&'ent and %o"tD<)d&'ent inte$e"tF and :. An. and all ot!e$ $elief to (!i#! CCT 'a. 8e entitled.

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DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL CCT, )nde$ R)le 3? of t!e :ede$al R)le" of Civil P$o#ed)$e, $eH)e"t" a t$ial 8. <)$. of an. i"")e" "o t$ia8le 8. $i&!t.

Dated/ De#e'8e$ 40, 4>04

;AYARD, P.A. /s/ Richard D. Kirk Ri#!a$d D. 1i$- *K>744) Ste%!en ;. ;$a)e$'an *K57A4) 9ane""a R. Ti$adente" *KA37?) 444 Dela(a$e Aven)e, S)ite 7>> P.O. ;oE 4A03> @il'in&ton, DE 07?77 *3>4) 2AADA>>> $-i$-J8a.a$dla(.#o' "8$a)e$'anJ8a.a$dla(.#o' vti$adente"J8a.a$dla(.#o' Attorneys for Plaintiff Cruise Control Technologies LLC

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