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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN

STATIC MEDIA LLC, )


)
Plaintiff, ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 18-cv-330
v. )
)
LEADER ACCESSORIES LLC, ) TRIAL BY JURY DEMANDED
)
Defendant. )
__________________________________________)

COMPLAINT

Plaintiff Static Media LLC (“Plaintiff”) files this Complaint against Defendant Leader

Accessories LLC (“Defendant”), and shows the Court as follows:

PARTIES, JURISDICTION AND VENUE

1. Plaintiff is a Georgia limited liability corporation with its principal place of

business located at 885 Woodstock Road, Suite 430-383, Roswell, Georgia, 30075.

2. Upon information and belief, Defendant is a Wisconsin limited liability company

with a principal place of business in Beloit, Wisconsin. Defendant may be served with process by

serving its Registered Agent, Rodney W. Kimes, Esq, 542 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wisconsin

53511-6314.

3. This Court has subject-matter jurisdiction in this action under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331

and 1338(a) because this action is for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of the

United States, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1, et. seq.

4. This Court has personal jurisdiction over Defendant because Defendant was formed

in the State of Wisconsin and has its principal place of business in this District.

 
 

 
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5. Venue is proper in this Court under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391 and 1400(b).

PATENT IN SUIT

6. On November 15, 2016, United States Patent No. D771,400 (“‘D400 Patent”) was

duly and legally issued for “STADIUM SEAT.” A true and correct copy of the ‘D400 Patent is

attached hereto as Exhibit A.

7. By way of assignment, Plaintiff is the exclusive licensee from the inventor of all

right, title and interest in and to the ‘D400 Patent, with all rights to enforce them against infringers

and to collect damages for all relevant times, including the right to prosecute this action.

INFRINGEMENT OF THE ‘D400 PATENT

8. Plaintiff incorporates by reference, as if fully restated herein, the allegations

contained in paragraphs 1 through 7 above.

9. Defendant has infringed and continues to infringe the’D400 Patent by using, selling

and offering for sale in the United States the Leader Accessories Wide Padded Folding Stadium

Chair (the “Accused Product”), which embodies the design covered by the ‘D400 Patent.

10. The foregoing chart demonstrates via side-by-side comparisons that Defendant has

misappropriated and infringed Plaintiff’s patented product designs in the ‘D400 Patent through the

Accused Product:


 
 

 
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‘D400 Patent Leader Accessories Wide Padded Folding


Stadium Chair

‘D400 Patent Leader Accessories Wide Padded Folding


Stadium Chair


 
 

 
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‘D400 Patent Leader Accessories Wide Padded Folding


Stadium Chair

‘D400 Patent Leader Accessories Wide Padded Folding


Stadium Chair


 
 

 
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‘D400 Patent Leader Accessories Wide Padded Folding


Stadium Chair

11. Defendant has never been granted any authorization, assignment or license from

Plaintiff related to the ‘D400 Patent, and Defendant’s sale, offer for sale, marketing and

advertisement of the Accused Product has been conducted without Plaintiff’s permission or

authorization.

12. Despite its prior knowledge of the ‘D400 Patent and the Accused Product,

Defendant continues to infringe the ‘D400 Patent through its sale, offer for sale, marketing and

advertising of the Accused Product.

13. Defendant’s infringement of the ‘D400 Patent has been and continues to be willful,

deliberate and intentional.


 
 

 
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14. Defendant has infringed and continues to infringe one or more claims of the ‘D400

Patent by selling, offering for sale, marketing and advertising the Accused Product in violation of

35 U.S.C. § 271.

15. Defendant has profited and continues to profit from its infringement of the ‘D400

Patent.

16. Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer monetary damages as a direct and

proximate result of Defendant’s infringement of the ‘D400 Patent.

17. Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer irreparable harm from Defendant’s

infringement of the ‘D400 Patent for which it lacks an adequate remedy at law, and Plaintiff is

entitled to permanent injunctive relief enjoining Defendant’s infringing conduct.

18. Defendant’s infringement of the ‘D400 Patent has been and continues to be willful,

deliberate and intentional.

PRAYER FOR RELIEF

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays for the following relief:

a. Judgment in Plaintiff’s favor on all of its claims against Defendant;

b. A judgment that the ‘D400 Patent remains valid and enforceable;

c. A judgment that Defendant has directly infringed one or more claims of the ‘D400 Patent;

d. An order and judgment permanently enjoining Defendant and its officers, directors, agents,

servants, employees, licensees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns and all

others acting in concert with them from further infringement of the ‘D400 Patent;


 
 

 
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e. An award to Plaintiff of actual and compensatory damages in an amount sufficient to

compensate Plaintiff for Defendant’s infringement of the ‘D400 Patent, but in no event less

than a reasonable royalty for Defendant’s infringement of the ‘D400 Patent;

f. A judgment that Defendant’s willful and intentional infringement of the ‘D400 Patent

renders this an exceptional case under 35 U.S.C. § 285;

g. An award to Plaintiff of treble damages for Defendant’s willful and intentional

infringement of the ‘D400 Patent;

h. An award to Plaintiff of the reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by it in this case;

i. Pre-judgment and post-judgment interest; and

j. Such other relief to Plaintiff as the Court deems just and proper.

DEMAND FOR TRIAL BY JURY

Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 38(b), Plaintiff hereby demands a jury trial on all issues so triable

raised in this action.

Dated: May 7, 2018

s/ Harry E. Van Camp


DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS S.C.
Harry E. Van Camp (#1018568)
Elijah B. Van Camp (# 1100259)
Two East Mifflin Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703-2865
608-255-8891
hvc@dewittross.com
evc@dewittross.com

FISHERBROYLES, LLP
Vincent Bushnell
(pro hac vice application to be submitted)

 
 

 
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1200 Abernathy Road


Building 600, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30328
678-902-7190
vincent.bushnell@fisherbroyles.com

Attorneys for Plaintiff Static Media LLC 


 


 
 

 
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JS 44 (Rev. 06/17) CIVIL COVER SHEET
The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replace nor supplement the filing and service of pleadings or other papers as required by law, except as
provided by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the
purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. (SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON NEXT PAGE OF THIS FORM.)

I. (a) PLAINTIFFS DEFENDANTS


Static Media LLC Leader Accessories LLC

(b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff Fulton County, Georgia County of Residence of First Listed Defendant Rock
(EXCEPT IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES) (IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES ONLY)
NOTE: IN LAND CONDEMNATION CASES, USE THE LOCATION OF
THE TRACT OF LAND INVOLVED.

(c) Attorneys (Firm Name, Address, and Telephone Number) Attorneys (If Known)
Harry E. Van Camp
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
2 E. Mifflin St., Ste. 600, Madison, WI 53703

II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION (Place an “X” in One Box Only) III. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES (Place an “X” in One Box for Plaintiff
(For Diversity Cases Only) and One Box for Defendant)
’ 1 U.S. Government ’x 3 Federal Question PTF DEF PTF DEF
Plaintiff (U.S. Government Not a Party) Citizen of This State ’ 1 ’ 1 Incorporated or Principal Place ’ 4 ’x 4
of Business In This State

’ 2 U.S. Government ’ 4 Diversity Citizen of Another State ’ 2 ’ 2 Incorporated and Principal Place x 5
’ ’ 5
Defendant (Indicate Citizenship of Parties in Item III) of Business In Another State

Citizen or Subject of a ’ 3 ’ 3 Foreign Nation ’ 6 ’ 6


Foreign Country
IV. NATURE OF SUIT (Place an “X” in One Box Only) Click here for: Nature of Suit Code Descriptions.
CONTRACT TORTS FORFEITURE/PENALTY BANKRUPTCY OTHER STATUTES
’ 110 Insurance PERSONAL INJURY PERSONAL INJURY ’ 625 Drug Related Seizure ’ 422 Appeal 28 USC 158 ’ 375 False Claims Act
’ 120 Marine ’ 310 Airplane ’ 365 Personal Injury - of Property 21 USC 881 ’ 423 Withdrawal ’ 376 Qui Tam (31 USC
’ 130 Miller Act ’ 315 Airplane Product Product Liability ’ 690 Other 28 USC 157 3729(a))
’ 140 Negotiable Instrument Liability ’ 367 Health Care/ ’ 400 State Reapportionment
’ 150 Recovery of Overpayment ’ 320 Assault, Libel & Pharmaceutical PROPERTY RIGHTS ’ 410 Antitrust
& Enforcement of Judgment Slander Personal Injury ’ 820 Copyrights ’ 430 Banks and Banking
’ 151 Medicare Act ’ 330 Federal Employers’ Product Liability x
’ 830 Patent ’ 450 Commerce
’ 152 Recovery of Defaulted Liability ’ 368 Asbestos Personal ’ 835 Patent - Abbreviated ’ 460 Deportation
Student Loans ’ 340 Marine Injury Product New Drug Application ’ 470 Racketeer Influenced and
(Excludes Veterans) ’ 345 Marine Product Liability ’ 840 Trademark Corrupt Organizations
’ 153 Recovery of Overpayment Liability PERSONAL PROPERTY LABOR SOCIAL SECURITY ’ 480 Consumer Credit
of Veteran’s Benefits ’ 350 Motor Vehicle ’ 370 Other Fraud ’ 710 Fair Labor Standards ’ 861 HIA (1395ff) ’ 490 Cable/Sat TV
’ 160 Stockholders’ Suits ’ 355 Motor Vehicle ’ 371 Truth in Lending Act ’ 862 Black Lung (923) ’ 850 Securities/Commodities/
’ 190 Other Contract Product Liability ’ 380 Other Personal ’ 720 Labor/Management ’ 863 DIWC/DIWW (405(g)) Exchange
’ 195 Contract Product Liability ’ 360 Other Personal Property Damage Relations ’ 864 SSID Title XVI ’ 890 Other Statutory Actions
’ 196 Franchise Injury ’ 385 Property Damage ’ 740 Railway Labor Act ’ 865 RSI (405(g)) ’ 891 Agricultural Acts
’ 362 Personal Injury - Product Liability ’ 751 Family and Medical ’ 893 Environmental Matters
Medical Malpractice Leave Act ’ 895 Freedom of Information
REAL PROPERTY CIVIL RIGHTS PRISONER PETITIONS ’ 790 Other Labor Litigation FEDERAL TAX SUITS Act
’ 210 Land Condemnation ’ 440 Other Civil Rights Habeas Corpus: ’ 791 Employee Retirement ’ 870 Taxes (U.S. Plaintiff ’ 896 Arbitration
’ 220 Foreclosure ’ 441 Voting ’ 463 Alien Detainee Income Security Act or Defendant) ’ 899 Administrative Procedure
’ 230 Rent Lease & Ejectment ’ 442 Employment ’ 510 Motions to Vacate ’ 871 IRS—Third Party Act/Review or Appeal of
’ 240 Torts to Land ’ 443 Housing/ Sentence 26 USC 7609 Agency Decision
’ 245 Tort Product Liability Accommodations ’ 530 General ’ 950 Constitutionality of
’ 290 All Other Real Property ’ 445 Amer. w/Disabilities - ’ 535 Death Penalty IMMIGRATION State Statutes
Employment Other: ’ 462 Naturalization Application
’ 446 Amer. w/Disabilities - ’ 540 Mandamus & Other ’ 465 Other Immigration
Other ’ 550 Civil Rights Actions
’ 448 Education ’ 555 Prison Condition
’ 560 Civil Detainee -
Conditions of
Confinement
V. ORIGIN (Place an “X” in One Box Only)
x 1 Original
’ ’ 2 Removed from ’ 3 Remanded from ’ 4 Reinstated or ’ 5 Transferred from ’ 6 Multidistrict ’ 8 Multidistrict
Proceeding State Court Appellate Court Reopened Another District Litigation - Litigation -
(specify) Transfer Direct File
Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are filing (Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity):
35 U.S.C. §271
VI. CAUSE OF ACTION Brief description of cause:
Patent infringement
VII. REQUESTED IN ’ CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION DEMAND $ CHECK YES only if demanded in complaint:
COMPLAINT: UNDER RULE 23, F.R.Cv.P. JURY DEMAND: ’x Yes ’ No
VIII. RELATED CASE(S)
(See instructions):
IF ANY JUDGE DOCKET NUMBER
DATE SIGNATURE OF ATTORNEY OF RECORD
05/07/2018 /s/ Harry E. Van Camp
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

RECEIPT # AMOUNT APPLYING IFP JUDGE MAG. JUDGE

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTORNEYS COMPLETING CIVIL COVER SHEET FORM JS 44
Authority For Civil Cover Sheet

The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replaces nor supplements the filings and service of pleading or other papers as
required by law, except as provided by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is
required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. Consequently, a civil cover sheet is submitted to the Clerk of
Court for each civil complaint filed. The attorney filing a case should complete the form as follows:

I.(a) Plaintiffs-Defendants. Enter names (last, first, middle initial) of plaintiff and defendant. If the plaintiff or defendant is a government agency, use
only the full name or standard abbreviations. If the plaintiff or defendant is an official within a government agency, identify first the agency and
then the official, giving both name and title.
(b) County of Residence. For each civil case filed, except U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county where the first listed plaintiff resides at the
time of filing. In U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county in which the first listed defendant resides at the time of filing. (NOTE: In land
condemnation cases, the county of residence of the "defendant" is the location of the tract of land involved.)
(c) Attorneys. Enter the firm name, address, telephone number, and attorney of record. If there are several attorneys, list them on an attachment, noting
in this section "(see attachment)".

II. Jurisdiction. The basis of jurisdiction is set forth under Rule 8(a), F.R.Cv.P., which requires that jurisdictions be shown in pleadings. Place an "X"
in one of the boxes. If there is more than one basis of jurisdiction, precedence is given in the order shown below.
United States plaintiff. (1) Jurisdiction based on 28 U.S.C. 1345 and 1348. Suits by agencies and officers of the United States are included here.
United States defendant. (2) When the plaintiff is suing the United States, its officers or agencies, place an "X" in this box.
Federal question. (3) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1331, where jurisdiction arises under the Constitution of the United States, an amendment
to the Constitution, an act of Congress or a treaty of the United States. In cases where the U.S. is a party, the U.S. plaintiff or defendant code takes
precedence, and box 1 or 2 should be marked.
Diversity of citizenship. (4) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1332, where parties are citizens of different states. When Box 4 is checked, the
citizenship of the different parties must be checked. (See Section III below; NOTE: federal question actions take precedence over diversity
cases.)

III. Residence (citizenship) of Principal Parties. This section of the JS 44 is to be completed if diversity of citizenship was indicated above. Mark this
section for each principal party.

IV. Nature of Suit. Place an "X" in the appropriate box. If there are multiple nature of suit codes associated with the case, pick the nature of suit code
that is most applicable. Click here for: Nature of Suit Code Descriptions.

V. Origin. Place an "X" in one of the seven boxes.


Original Proceedings. (1) Cases which originate in the United States district courts.
Removed from State Court. (2) Proceedings initiated in state courts may be removed to the district courts under Title 28 U.S.C., Section 1441.
When the petition for removal is granted, check this box.
Remanded from Appellate Court. (3) Check this box for cases remanded to the district court for further action. Use the date of remand as the filing
date.
Reinstated or Reopened. (4) Check this box for cases reinstated or reopened in the district court. Use the reopening date as the filing date.
Transferred from Another District. (5) For cases transferred under Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1404(a). Do not use this for within district transfers or
multidistrict litigation transfers.
Multidistrict Litigation – Transfer. (6) Check this box when a multidistrict case is transferred into the district under authority of Title 28 U.S.C.
Section 1407.
Multidistrict Litigation – Direct File. (8) Check this box when a multidistrict case is filed in the same district as the Master MDL docket.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NOT AN ORIGIN CODE 7. Origin Code 7 was used for historical records and is no longer relevant due to
changes in statue.

VI. Cause of Action. Report the civil statute directly related to the cause of action and give a brief description of the cause. Do not cite jurisdictional
statutes unless diversity. Example: U.S. Civil Statute: 47 USC 553 Brief Description: Unauthorized reception of cable service

VII. Requested in Complaint. Class Action. Place an "X" in this box if you are filing a class action under Rule 23, F.R.Cv.P.
Demand. In this space enter the actual dollar amount being demanded or indicate other demand, such as a preliminary injunction.
Jury Demand. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether or not a jury is being demanded.

VIII. Related Cases. This section of the JS 44 is used to reference related pending cases, if any. If there are related pending cases, insert the docket
numbers and the corresponding judge names for such cases.

Date and Attorney Signature. Date and sign the civil cover sheet.
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AO 120 (Rev. 08/10)

Mail Stop 8 REPORT ON THE


TO:
Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office FILING OR DETERMINATION OF AN
P.O. Box 1450 ACTION REGARDING A PATENT OR
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 TRADEMARK

In Compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 290 and/or 15 U.S.C. § 1116 you are hereby advised that a court action has been
filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin on the following
G Trademarks or G Patents. ( G the patent action involves 35 U.S.C. § 292.):

DOCKET NO. DATE FILED U.S. DISTRICT COURT


18cv330 5/7/2018 for the Western District of Wisconsin
PLAINTIFF DEFENDANT
Static Media LLC Leader Accessories LLC

PATENT OR DATE OF PATENT


HOLDER OF PATENT OR TRADEMARK
TRADEMARK NO. OR TRADEMARK
1 D771,400 S 11/15/2016 Static Media LLC

In the above—entitled case, the following patent(s)/ trademark(s) have been included:
DATE INCLUDED INCLUDED BY
G
Amendment G Answer G Cross Bill G Other Pleading
PATENT OR DATE OF PATENT
HOLDER OF PATENT OR TRADEMARK
TRADEMARK NO. OR TRADEMARK
1

In the above—entitled case, the following decision has been rendered or judgement issued:
DECISION/JUDGEMENT

CLERK (BY) DEPUTY CLERK DATE

Copy 1—Upon initiation of action, mail this copy to Director Copy 3—Upon termination of action, mail this copy to Director
Copy 2—Upon filing document adding patent(s), mail this copy to Director Copy 4—Case file copy

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AO 440 (Rev. 06/12) Summons in a Civil Action

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


for the
Western District
__________ DistrictofofWisconsin
__________

STATIC MEDIA LLC )


)
)
)
Plaintiff(s) )
)
v. Civil Action No. 18-cv-330
)
LEADER ACCESSORIES LLC )
)
)
)
Defendant(s) )

SUMMONS IN A CIVIL ACTION

To: (Defendant’s name and address) Leader Accessories LLC


Attn: Rodney W. Kimes, Esq.
542 E. Grand Ave.
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-6314

A lawsuit has been filed against you.

Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it) — or 60 days if you
are the United States or a United States agency, or an officer or employee of the United States described in Fed. R. Civ.
P. 12 (a)(2) or (3) — you must serve on the plaintiff an answer to the attached complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The answer or motion must be served on the plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney,
whose name and address are:

If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
You also must file your answer or motion with the court.

CLERK OF COURT

Date:
Signature of Clerk or Deputy Clerk
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Civil Action No. 18-cv-330

PROOF OF SERVICE
(This section should not be filed with the court unless required by Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 (l))

This summons for (name of individual and title, if any)


was received by me on (date) .

’ I personally served the summons on the individual at (place)


on (date) ; or

’ I left the summons at the individual’s residence or usual place of abode with (name)
, a person of suitable age and discretion who resides there,
on (date) , and mailed a copy to the individual’s last known address; or

’ I served the summons on (name of individual) , who is


designated by law to accept service of process on behalf of (name of organization)
on (date) ; or

’ I returned the summons unexecuted because ; or

’ Other (specify):
.

My fees are $ for travel and $ for services, for a total of $ 0.00 .

I declare under penalty of perjury that this information is true.

Date:
Server’s signature

Printed name and title

Server’s address

Additional information regarding attempted service, etc:

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