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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
AUSTIN DIVISION
PONO PAANI, LLC,

Plaintiff,
v.
JOLT TEAM, INC.,
BRETT MILLER, individually
Defendant.

Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-871

JURY TRIAL DEMANDED

COMPLAINT

The Parties
1.

Plaintiff Pono Paani, LLC is a limited liability company with a business address at

700 Lavaca Street, Suite 607, Austin, Texas 78701.


2.

Upon information and belief, Defendant Brett Miller (Miller) is an individual

with a business address of P.O. Box 83, Downs, Illinois 61736, or at the Jolt address listed
below, who also is an officer and/or director of Jolt Team, Inc. Upon information and belief,
Defendant Jolt Team, Inc. (Jolt) is a corporation with its principal place of business at 840
Coleman Avenue, Menlo Park, California 94025. Miller and Jolt are collectively referred to
herein as Defendant, unless otherwise individually specified.
Jurisdiction and Venue
3.

Jurisdiction is proper in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1331 and 1338

because this action is for patent infringement and arises under the Patent Laws of the United
States, Title 35 of the United States Code.

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4.

Venue is proper in this district pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1391 and 1400.

5.

Upon information and belief, Defendant owns and operates one or more

interactive websites through which the infringing product can be ordered. As a result, upon
information and belief, Defendant does business in the State of Texas and this Courts district
and/or places goods and services in the stream of interstate commerce, knowing that its goods
and/or services will arrive in the State of Texas and in this Courts district. Upon information
and belief, Defendant has committed the tort of patent infringement within the State of Texas and
this Courts district. Venue and jurisdiction is therefore proper.
GENERAL AVERMENTS
Plaintiffs Patent Rights
6.

United States Patent No. 8,477,931 (the 931 Patent) was duly and legally

issued. See Exhibit 1. United States Patent No. D694,226 (the 226 Patent) was duly and
legally issued. See Exhibit 2. United States Patent No. D694,222 (the 222 Patent) was duly
and legally issued. See Exhibit 3. The 931 Patent, the 226 Patent, and the 222 Patent are
collectively referred to herein as the Patents.
7.

Plaintiff is the owner of all rights in and to the Patents. See Exhibit 4.

8.

The Patents concern an ornamental design for cases for electronic devices and

portable media players that have a surface for attaching building elements.
Defendant and its Infringing Activities
9.

Defendant is in the business of making, having made, using, selling, offering for

sale, and/or importing in the United States cases for electronic devices and/or media players that
have a surface for attaching building elements (the Infringing Products). See Defendants
website and social media pages, attached as composite Exhibit 5. On information and belief,

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Defendant uses and induces others to use the Infringing Products so that Defendant and/or
certain third parties infringe the claim of the Patents.
10.

Upon information and belief, Defendant makes, offers to sell, and/or sells (or

intends to make, offer to sell, and/or sell) its Infringing Products in the state of Texas and this
district. Upon information and belief, Defendant induces others to use the Infringing Products in
Texas and this district.
11.

The activities of Defendant have been without authorization from Plaintiff.

12.

On or about April 24, 2015, Plaintiffs counsel sent Defendant a letter providing a

copy of the Patents, an explanation of what the patents cover, an identification of the Infringing
Products, and a request that Defendant respect Plaintiffs intellectual property rights in and to the
Patents. See Exhibit 6. Accordingly, Defendant has been on notice of Plaintiffs rights in the
Patents at least since April 24, 2015.
COUNT I - PATENT INFRINGEMENT
13.

Plaintiff repeats and realleges each and every allegation contained in Paragraphs 1

through 12 of this Complaint as if fully set forth herein.


14.

This cause of action arises under the Patent Laws of the United States, Title 35,

United States Code.


15.

Defendant has infringed and continues to infringe the Patents under 35 U.S.C.

271 et seq., either literally or under the doctrine of equivalents. This infringement was and is
willful and intentional.
16.

Defendant has, without authority, consent, right or license, and in direct

infringement of the Patents, made, used, sold, offered to sell, and/or imported the Infringing

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Product in this country, and, upon information and belief, such Infringing Product have been
offered for sale, sold, and/or used in the state of Texas and this district.
17.

Defendant has, without license, applied the patented design, or a colorable

imitation thereof, to the Infringing Products for the purpose of sale, and sold or exposed for sale
Infringing Products to which such design or colorable imitation has been applied.
18.

Defendants infringing conduct is willful, intentional, and unlawful and, upon

information and belief, will continue unless enjoined by this Court.


COUNT II - INDUCEMENT OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT
19.

Plaintiff repeats and realleges each and every allegation contained in Paragraphs

1 through 18 of this Complaint as if fully set forth herein.


20.

This cause of action arises under the Patent Laws of the United States, Title 35,

United States Code, in particular under 35 U.S.C. 271(b).


21.

Defendant has, in this country, actively and/or intentionally induced others to use

products that infringe the Patents, and, upon information and belief, have induced others to use
products that infringe the Patents in the state of Texas and in this district.
22.

Defendants infringing conduct is willful, intentional, and unlawful and, upon

information and belief, will continue unless enjoined by this Court.


COUNT III - CONTRIBUTORY PATENT INFRINGEMENT
23.

Plaintiff repeats and realleges each and every allegation contained in Paragraphs

1 through 22 of this Complaint as if fully set forth herein.


24.

This cause of action arises under the Patent Laws of the United States, Title 35,

United States Code.

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25.

Defendant is furthermore liable for contributory infringement, pursuant to 35

U.S.C. 271(c), in that Defendant has offered, made, imported and/or sold within the United
States a component of a patented machine, manufacture, composition, combination, or system,
and/or a material or apparatus for use in practicing a patented process, including a material part
of the invention, knowing the same to be especially made or adapted for use in the infringement
of the Patents and not a staple article or commodity of commerce suitable for substantial
noninfringing use, and, upon information and belief, have done such activities in the state of
Texas and in this district.
26.

Defendants infringing conduct is willful, intentional, and unlawful and, upon

information and belief, will continue unless enjoined by this Court.


DAMAGES
27.

Plaintiff repeats and realleges each and every allegation contained in Paragraphs 1

through 26 of this Complaint as if fully set forth herein.


28.

Plaintiff has suffered, is suffering, and will continue to suffer irreparable harm

and injury as a result of Defendants aforesaid activities. Defendant will, unless restrained and
enjoined, continue to act in the unlawful manner complained of herein, all to Plaintiffs
irreparable damage. Plaintiffs remedy at law is not adequate to compensate it for the injuries
suffered and threatened.
29.

By reason of Defendants acts complained of herein, Plaintiff has suffered

monetary damages in an amount that has not yet been determined.


REQUEST FOR JURY TRIAL
30.

Plaintiff hereby demands that this cause be tried by a jury.

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PRAYER
31.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff demands:


A.

That Defendant and its agents, officers, directors, employees, servants,

representatives, customers, privies, successors and assigns, and all holding by, through or under
Defendant, and all those acting for or on the behalf of Defendant, or in active concert,
participation, or combination with Defendant, be enjoined and restrained, immediately and
preliminarily (i.e., a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and/or permanent
injunction as deemed appropriate by the Court), during the pendency of this action and
permanently thereafter from, in the United States:
(1)

making, using, offering to sell, selling and/or importing the infringing


products, or any colorable imitation thereof,

(1)

applying the patented design of the Patents, or a colorable imitation


thereof, to the any product, for the purpose of sale, or selling or exposing
for sale any product to which such design or colorable imitation has been
applied,

(2)

inducing others from infringing the Patents, and/or contributing to the


infringement of the Patents by others; and

(3)

otherwise infringing upon the Patents.

B.

That this Court order Defendant and its agents, officers, directors,

employees, servants, representatives, customers, privies, successors and assigns, and all holding
by, through or under Defendant, and all those acting for or on the behalf of Defendant, or in
active concert, participation, or combination with Defendant, to deliver up to this Court, and to
permit the seizure by Officers appointed by the Court of all articles and materials infringing upon

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the rights of Plaintiff, and particularly, without limitation, all products and materials which
embodies or includes the infringing products and materials, and to be delivered up for
destruction on the issuance of a final Order in this action, including all infringing products and
materials, and Defendant submit in writing, under oath, a description of all actions taken to
comply with this portion of the Order.
C.

That Defendant be required to pay to Plaintiff such damages as Plaintiff

has sustained in consequence of Defendants infringement of the Patents.


D.

That, in the alternative, a reasonable royalty be awarded to Plaintiff

pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 284.


E.

That total profit for the sale of the Infringing Products be awarded to

Plaintiff pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 289.


F.

That Defendant be ordered to account for and pay over to Plaintiff all its

respective gains, profits and advantages derived from the infringement of the Patents or such
damages as to the Court shall appear proper within the patent laws.
G.

That Defendant be ordered to pay Plaintiff enhanced damages (e.g., treble

damages).
H.

That Defendant be ordered to pay to Plaintiff the costs of this action,

prejudgment interest, and post-judgment interest.


I.

That this case be found to be exceptional.

J.

That Defendant be ordered to pay Plaintiffs reasonable attorneys fees,

experts fees, and costs.


K.
deem just and proper.

That Plaintiff be awarded such other and further relief as the Court may

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Respectfully submitted,
/s/ Dwayne K. Goetzel
Eric B. Meyertons
Texas State Bar No. 14004400
Dwayne K. Goetzel
Texas State Bar No. 08059500
Ryan T. Beard
Texas State Bar No. 24012264
MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN,
KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C.
1120 South Capital of Texas Hwy.
Building 2, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78746
(512) 853-8800 (telephone)
(512) 853-8801 (facsimile)
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF
PONO PAANI, LLC

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EXHIBIT 1

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111111
1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
US0084 77931B2

c12)

United States Patent

(10)

Thompson et al.

(45)

(54)

CASE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH


SURFACE FOR ATTACHING BUILDING
ELEMENTS

(76)

Inventors: Hunter S. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);


Jamie L. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);
James W. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);
Frazier Newlin, Austin, TX (US)

( *)

Notice:

(21)

Appl. No.: 13/098,106

(22)

Filed:

Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this


patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 44 days.

Apr. 29, 2011


Prior Publication Data

(65)

US 2012/0274195 Al

Nov. 1, 2012

Patent No.:
US 8,4 77,931 B2
Date of Patent:
Jul. 2, 2013

D540,539
D570,593
7,586,032
D603,838
D614,603
7,731,191
7,938,260
D644,633
D647,526
8,091,892
D654,900
D656,929
D658,373
D666,417
D668,246
D669,458
D671,933
D673,159
D674,798
2003/0082986
201110049005
2012/0261289

S
S
B2
S
S
B2
B2
S
S
B2
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
A1 *
A1 *
A1

4/2007
6/2008
9/2009
1112009
4/2010
6/2010
5/2011
9/2011
10/2011
112012
2/2012
4/2012
5/2012
9/2012
10/2012
10/2012
12/2012
12/2012
112013
5/2003
3/2011
10/2012

Gutierrez
Justiss
Louis
Willis
Skillings
Sternberg
Lin
Chiu
Vandiver eta!.
Sternberg
Jung
Hsiung
Gros
Phillips eta!.
Fathollahi
Wilson eta!.
Rodgers
McCarthy eta!.
Kim et al.
Wiens eta!. .................. 446/120
Wilson eta!. ................. 206/701
Wyner et al.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
(51)

(52)
(58)

Int. Cl.
H04M 1100
(2006.01)
H04M7100
(2006.01)
(2006.01)
H04M9/00
U.S. Cl.
USPC ........................................... 379/451; 379/437
Field of Classification Search
USPC ............... 379/440,437,441, 451; 455/575.1;
361/679.01, 679.02, 679.3; 446/120
See application file for complete search history.

Nathan Sawaya, BlackBerry Tour 9630 Artitic in Lego, http://www.


phonesreview.co .uk/20 10/03/ 14/blackberry-tour-9630-artistic .in!ego/, Mar. 14, 2010.*

(Continued)
Primary Examiner- Tuan D Nguyen
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm- Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin,
Kowert & Goetze!, P.C.; Eric B. Meyertons

(57)
References Cited

(56)

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS


3,005,282
D244,632
D260,568
D525,986
D528,126
D539,539

s
s
S
S
S

10/1961
6/1977
9/1981
8/2006
9/2006
4/2007

Christiansen
Christiansen
Cherry
Kim
Kim
Braden

ABSTRACT

A case for a portable electronic device includes a cavity and


one or more studded surfaces. The cavity can receive at least
a portion of the portable electronic device such that the portable electronic device is removable from the cavity through
an opening in the cavity. The studded surfaces can be coupled
with one or more building elements
19 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets

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EXHIBIT 2

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USO0D694226S

(12) United States Design Patent (10) Patent No.:


Thompson et a1.
(54)

D614,603 S

7,731,191 B2

Jamie L. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);


James W. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);
Frazier NeWlin, Austin, TX (US)

(73) Assignee: Rubicon Communications, LP, Austin,

4/2010

(Continued)
OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Nathan Sawaya BrickArtist iPhone, posted Sep. 2007, <URL:http://


brickartist.c0rn/ga11ery/iph0ne/?tag:techn010gy>, retreived from
internet on Jun. 30, 2013*

(Continued)

14 Years

Primary Examiner * Carla Jobe Wright

(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin,

(21) App1.No.: 29/390,892


Apr. 29, 2011
(22) Filed:
LOC
(9)
C1.
................................................ ..
(51)
(52) US. Cl.
USPC

(58)

Skillings .................... .. D14/217

6/2010 Sternberg

TX (US)
Term:

*1, Nov. 26, 2013

11/2009 Willis

D603,838 S

CASE FORA PORTABLE ELECTRONIC


DEVICE

(75) Inventors: Hunter S. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);

(**)

US D694,226 S

(45) Date of Patent:

....................................................... ..

Kowert & GoetZel, P.C.; Eric B. Meyertons


(57)
CLAIM
14-03

The ornamental design for a case for a portable electronic


device, as shown and described.

DESCRIPTION

D14/250

Field of Classi?cation Search

FIG. 1 is a rear-bottom-right perspective view of a case for a

USPC ........ .. D14/25(L253, 440, 203342037, 217,

D14/496, 248, 238.1, 240, 447; D3/201,


D3/218, 269, 301, 273, 303, 103, 247;
D13/103, 1074108, 119; 220/402;
248/309.1, 371, 176.3, 668;
361/679.56, 679.3, 679.25, 816;
379/426, 433.11, 455; 455/575.1,
455/575.8; 206/305, 320; 345/173

portable electronic device.


FIG. 2 is a front-bottom-left perspective view of the case for
a portable electronic device.
FIG. 3 is a rear view of the case for a portable electronic

device.
FIG. 4 is a right view of the case for a portable electronic
device.
FIG. 5 is a left view of the case for a portable electronic

See application ?le for complete search history.

device.

References Cited

device.

FIG. 6 is a front view of the case for a portable electronic

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FIG. 7 is a top view of the case for a portable electronic

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS


3,005,282 A
D244,632 S

device; and,
FIG. 8 is a bottom view of the case for a portable electronic

10/1961 Christiansen
6/1977 Christiansen

D260,568 S
D525,986 S

*
*

9/1981
8/2006

Cherry ..
Kim .... ..

D528,126

9/2006

Kim

D539,539 S

4/2007

Braden ................... .. D14/203.7

D540,539 S
D570,593 S

7,586,032 B2

......

..... .. D3/314
.. D14/203.3
. . . ..

D14/203.3

4/2007 Gutierrez
*

6/2008

device.
In the drawings, all broken lines on the interior portion of the
case in FIG. 2 and the broken lines on the surfaces of the

round protruding features throughout the drawings, depict


unclaimed environment.

Justiss .......................... .. D3/201

9/2009 Louis

1 Claim, 4 Drawing Sheets

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US D694,226 S
Page 2
(56)

Amazon Lego 2GB MP3 Player Amazon product page downloaded


Mar. 28, 2011 from www.amazon.com/Digital-Blue-LG14000

References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
7,938,260 B2*
D644,633 S *
D647,526 S *

8,091,892 B2
D654,900 S

5/2011
9/2011
10/2011

Lego-Player/dp/B002L619ZE/ . . . , pp. 1-5.

Lin ............................. .. 206/320


Chiu ......... ..
D14/218
Vandiver et al. ........... .. D14/440

1/2012 Sternberg
*

2/2012

Jung ...................... .. D14/138G

D656,929 S *

4/2012 Hsiung

D658,373 S

5/2012

D666,417 S

9/2012 Phillips et al.

.. D3/303

D668,246 S * 10/2012 Fathollahi


D669,458 S * 10/2012 Wilson et al.

D14/250
D14/250

D671,933 S
D673,159 S
D674,798 S

*
*
*

2003/0082986 A1
2011/0049005 A1
2012/0261289 A1*

12/2012
12/2012
1/2013

Gros ...... ..

D14/250
.. D3/273

Rodgers ....... ..
D14/250
McCarthy et al. ......... .. D14/440
Kim et al. .................. .. D14/440

5/2003 Wiens et al.


3/2011 Wilson et al.
10/2012 Wyner et al. ................ .. 206/320

2012/0274195 A1* 11/2012 Thompson et al.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Roland Hutchinson Fun GadgetsiThe Lego Phone, published


Mar. 21, 2008, www.geeky-gadgets.com/fun-gadgets-the-lego
phone/, pp. 1-4.
Jerry M. Hat?eld, John T. Tester Lego Plus, Proceedings of the
2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Confer
ence & Exposition, pp. 1-5.

Todd Ripplinger The Legobox Published Jan. 8, 2002, mini-itx


com/projects/legobox/, pp. 1-5.
Lego Xbox Case discussion posted Feb. 21-Mar. 2, 2005, forums.
xbox-scene.com/.../t360699, pp. 1-8.
David R. Van Wagner On Screen Programming version 1.0 for Lego
Mindstorms Copyright 1999, downloaded Mar. 26, 2011 from
alumni.cse.ucsc.edu/~davevw/onscreen/, pp. 1-4.

Timothy S. McNerney From turtles to Tangible Programming


Bricks: explorations in physical language design Published Jul. 29,
2004 pp. 1-12.

DIY Lego Case Mod PC Published Aug. 9, 2008 downloaded from


zedomax.com/blog/.../diy-lego-case-mod-pc pp. 1-3.

Jerry Hildenbrand Android gives eyes, ears, and a sense of direction


to a Lego NXT robot published Jul. 9, 2010 downloaded from

Nathan Sawaya, BlackBerry Tour 9630 Artistic in Lego, http://www.


phonesreview.co .uk/201 0/ 03/ 14/blackberry-tour-9630-artisticin
lego/, Mar. 14, 2010. pp. 1-3.
Nathan Sawaya, PC Mag ComputeriThe Art of Brick, http://

www.androidcentral.com/android-gives-eyes-ears-and-sense-direc

brickartist.com/gallery/pc-magazine-computer/?tag:technology,

U.S. Appl. No. 29/390,894, ?led Apr. 29,2011.

tion-lego-nxt-robot, pp. 1-2.

Feb. 2006. pp. 1-4.

Al Hilal Digital Blues Lego MP3 Player published Apr. 18, 2009,

U.S. Appl. No. 13/098,106, ?led Apr. 29, 2011, Hunter S Thompson

trendygadgetcom, pp. 1-9.


Lego iPad Stand discussion posted Aug. 24, 2010 on www.ifans.
com/forums/threads/lego-ipad-stand.307442/ p. 3, pp. 1-5.
Amazon iPod Building Block Portable Speaker Dock Amazon
product page downloaded Mar. 28, 2011 from www.amazon.com/

Of?ce Action from US Appl. No. 13/098, 106, mailed Nov. 6, 2012,
Hunter S Thompson, pp. 1-10.
Notice ofAllowance from US. Appl. No. 13/098,106, mailedApr. 1,
2013, Hunter S Thompson, pp. 1-19.

et al.

iPod-Building-Block-Portable-Speaker/dp/BOO1KYV75W/ . . . , pp.

1-4.

* cited by examiner

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US. Patent

Nov. 26, 2013

Sheet 1 of4

US D694,226 S

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U S Patent

N v. 26, 2013

FIG. 3

Sheet 2 of4

US D694,226 S

FIG. 4

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US. Patent

FIG. 5

Nov. 26, 2013

Sheet 3 of4

FIG. 6

US D694,226 S

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US. Patent

Nov. 26, 2013

Sheet 4 of4

FIG. 8

US D694,226 S

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EXHIBIT 3

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USO0D694222S

(12) United States Design Patent (10) Patent No.:


Thompson et a].
(54)

US D694,222 S

(45) Date of Patent:

CASE FORA PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER

D570,593 S

7,586,032 B2
D603,838 S

(75) Inventors: Hunter S. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);

6/2008

*1, Nov. 26, 2013


Justiss .......................... .. D3/201

9/2009 Louis
11/2009 Willis

(Continued)

Jamie L. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);


James W. Thompson, Austin, TX (US);
Frazier NeWlin, Austin, TX (US)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Nathan Sawaya BrickArtist iPhone, posted Sep. 2007, <URL:http://

(73) Assignee: Rubicon Communications, LP, Austin,


TX (US)

(**)

Term:

brickartist.c0m/gallery/iph0ne/?tag:techn0l0gy>, retreived from


internet on Jun. 30, 2013*

(Continued)

14 Years

Primary Examiner * Carla Jobe Wright

(21) Appl. No.: 29/390,894

(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin,

Kowert & GoetZel, P.C.; Eric B. Meyertons


(57)
CLAIM

Apr. 29, 2011


(22) Filed:
LOC
(9)
Cl.
................................................ ..
(51)
US.
Cl.
(52)
USPC

(58)

14-03

The ornamental design for a case for a portable media player,


as shown and described.

.................................... .. D14/238.1; D14/250

DESCRIPTION

Field of Classi?cation Search


USPC ........ .. D14/25(%253, 440, 203.3*203.7, 217,

D14/496, 248, 238.1, 240, 447; D3/201,


D3/218, 269, 301, 273, 303, 103, 247;
D13/103, 107*108, 119; 220/402;
248/309.1, 371, 176.3, 668;
361/679.56, 679.3, 679.25, 816;
379/426, 433.11, 455; 455/575.1,
455/575.8; 206/305, 320; 345/173
See application ?le for complete search history.

(56)

9/1981

Cherry

.....

. . . . ..

D3/314

D525,986 S *

8/2006 Kim

D528,126

9/2006

Kim

4/2007

Braden ................... .. D14/203.7

D539,539 S

D540,539 S

D14/203 3
.. ... ....

4/2007 Gutierrez

3 is a rear view of the case for a portable media player.


4 is a right view of the case for a portable media player.
5 is a left view of the case for a portable media player.
6 is a front view of the case for a portable media player.
7 is a top view of the case for a portable media player;

and,

all broken lines on the interior portion of the case in FIG. 2,


the broken lines on the surfaces of the round protruding
features throughout the drawings, and the broken lines on the

10/1961 Christiansen
6/1977 Christiansen
*

FIG.
FIG.
FIG.
FIG.
FIG.

only and form no part of the claimed design. In the drawings,

U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

D260,568

FIG. 2 is a front-top-right perspective view of the case for a

portable media player.

FIG. 8 is a bottom view of the case for a portable media player.


The broken lines in the drawings are for illustrative purposes

References Cited

3,005,282 A
D244,632 S

FIG. 1 is a rear-bottom-right perspective view of a case for a

portable media player.

. . . ..

D14/203 3

top recessed portion of the case in FIGS. 3, 7, and 8, depict


unclaimed environment.

1 Claim, 4 Drawing Sheets

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US D694,222 S
Page 2
(56)

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