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John J. Edmonds (State Bar No. 274200) jedmonds@cepiplaw.com COLLINS EDMONDS POGORZELSKI SCHLATHER & TOWER, PLLC 1851 East First Street, Suite 900 Santa Ana, California 92705 Telephone: (951) 708-1237 Facsimile: (951) 824-7901 Attorney for Plaintiff, GAMETEK LLC UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
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GAMETEK LLC, Plaintiff, v.

'12CV0500 JAH WMC Case No.: ________________
COMPLAINT FOR INFRINGEMNT OF U.S. PATENT NO. 7,076,445 DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL

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BACKFLIP STUDIOS, INC., Defendant.

This is an action for patent infringement in which GAMETEK LLC submits this Original Complaint against the Defendant named herein, namely BACKFLIP STUDIOS, INC., as follows: THE PARTIES 1. GAMETEK LLC (“GAMETEK” or “Plaintiff”) is a California limited liability

company with a place of business at 500 Newport Center Drive, Suite 700, Newport Beach, CA
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92660. 2. On information and belief, BACKFLIP STUDIOS, INC. (“BACKFLIP” or

“Defendant”) is a Delaware Corporation with a place of business at 405 Mount Laurel Court, Mountain View, CA 94043.

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JURISDICTION AND VENUE 3. This action arises under the patent laws of the United States, Title 35 of the United

States Code. This Court has subject matter jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338(a). 4. On information and belief, the Defendant is subject to this Court’s specific and/or

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general personal jurisdiction, pursuant to due process and/or the California Long Arm Statute, due at least to its substantial business in California, including related to the infringements alleged herein. Further, on information and belief, the Defendant has interactive games comprising infringing methods which are at least used in and/or accessible in California. Further, on information and belief, the Defendant regularly conducts and/or solicits business, engages in other persistent courses

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of conduct, and/or derives substantial revenue from goods and services provided to persons and/or entities in California. 5. Venue is proper in this district under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391(b), 1391(c) and 1400(b).

Without limitation, on information and belief, the Defendant is subject to personal jurisdiction in this district. On information and belief, the Defendant is subject to this Court’s specific and/or

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general personal jurisdiction, pursuant to due process and/or the California Long Arm Statute, due at least to its substantial business in this district, including related to the infringements alleged herein. Further, on information and belief, the Defendant has interactive games comprising infringing methods which are at least used in and/or accessible in this district. Further, on information and belief, the Defendant regularly conducts and/or solicits business, engages in other persistent courses of conduct, and/or derives substantial revenue from goods and services provided to persons and/or

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entities in this district.

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COUNT I INFRINGEMENT OF U.S. PATENT NO. 7,076,445 6. United States Patent No. 7,076,445 (“the ‘445 patent”), entitled “SYSTEM AND

METHODS FOR OBTAINING ADVANTAGES AND TRANSACTING THE SAME IN A
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COMPUTER GAMING ENVIRONMENT,” issued on July 11, 2006. 7. GAMETEK is the present assignee of the entire right, title and interest in and to the

‘445 patent, including all rights to sue for past and present infringement. Accordingly, GAMETEK has standing to bring this lawsuit for infringement of the ‘445 patent. 8. The various claims of the ‘445 patent cover, inter alia, a method of managing a game

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comprising displaying a plurality of game objects, determining if the user has sufficient consideration to purchase a game object, presenting an offer to purchase the game object dependent upon parameters comprising the tracked activity of the user and the indication that the user has sufficient consideration, permitting the user to purchase the game object without interrupting the game, supplying the purchased game object to the user without interrupting the game, and

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incorporating the game object into the game. 9. On information and belief, BACKFLIP has been and now is infringing the ‘445

patent by actions comprising the making and/or using methods of managing a game comprising displaying a plurality of game objects, determining if the user has sufficient consideration to purchase a game object, presenting an offer to purchase the game object dependent upon parameters comprising the tracked activity of the user and the indication that the user has sufficient

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consideration, permitting the user to purchase the game object without interrupting the game, supplying the purchased game object to the user without interrupting the game, and incorporating the game object into the game. On information and belief, such methods comprise DragonVale.

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Further, on information and belief, BACKFLIP makes, uses, and hosts the game

known as DragonVale. PRAYER FOR RELIEF WHEREFORE, GAMETEK respectfully requests that this Court enter:

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A judgment in favor of GAMETEK that BACKFLIP has infringed the ‘445 patent; A permanent injunction enjoining BACKFLIP, and their officers, directors,

employees, agents, affiliates and all others acting in active concert therewith from infringing the ‘445 patent; 3. A judgment and order finding that this is an exceptional case within the meaning of

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35 U.S.C. § 285 and awarding to GAMETEK its reasonable attorneys’ fees; 4. Any and all other relief to which GAMETEK may show itself to be entitled. DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL Plaintiff, under Rule 38 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, requests a trial by jury of any issues so triable by right.

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Dated:

February 28, 2012

Respectfully submitted, /s/ John J. Edmonds___________________ John J. Edmonds COLLINS EDMONDS POGORZELSKI SCHLATHER & TOWER, PLLC Attorney for Plaintiff GAMETEK LLC

JS 44 (Rev. )

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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
GAMETEK LLC

DEFENDANTS
BACKFLIP STUDIOS, INC.,
County of Residence of First Listed Defendant
NOTE:

(b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff Orange County, CA
(EXCEPT IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES)

Santa Clara County, CA

(IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES ONLY) IN LAND CONDEMNATION CASES, USE THE LOCATION OF THE TRACT OF LAND INVOLVED.

John J. Edmonds, Collins, Edmonds, Pogorzelski, Schlather & Tower, PLLC, 1851 East First Street, Suite 900, Santa Ana, California 92705 (951) 708-1237

(c) Attorneys (Firm Name, Address, and Telephone Number)

Attorneys (If Known)

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and One Box for Defendant) PTF DEF Incorporated or Principal Place u 4 u 4 of Business In This State Incorporated and Principal Place of Business In Another State Foreign Nation u u 5 u 5 u 6

II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION
u 1 U.S. Government Plaintiff

(Place an “X” in One Box Only)

III. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES (Place an “X” in One Box for Plaintiff)
(For Diversity Cases Only) PTF Citizen of This State u 1 Citizen of Another State u 2 u 3 DEF u 1 u u 2

u 3 Federal Question (U.S. Government Not a Party) u 4 Diversity (Indicate Citizenship of Parties in Item III)

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U.S. Government Defendant

Citizen or Subject of a Foreign Country

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IV. NATURE OF SUIT
CONTRACT u u u u u u u u u u u u 110 Insurance 120 Marine 130 Miller Act 140 Negotiable Instrument 150 Recovery of Overpayment & Enforcement of Judgment 151 Medicare Act 152 Recovery of Defaulted Student Loans (Excl. Veterans) 153 Recovery of Overpayment of Veteran’s Benefits 160 Stockholders’ Suits 190 Other Contract 195 Contract Product Liability 196 Franchise REAL PROPERTY 210 Land Condemnation 220 Foreclosure 230 Rent Lease & Ejectment 240 Torts to Land 245 Tort Product Liability 290 All Other Real Property

(Place an “X” in One Box Only) TORTS u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u PERSONAL INJURY 310 Airplane 315 Airplane Product Liability 320 Assault, Libel & Slander 330 Federal Employers’ Liability 340 Marine 345 Marine Product Liability 350 Motor Vehicle 355 Motor Vehicle Product Liability 360 Other Personal Injury 362 Personal Injury Med. Malpractice CIVIL RIGHTS 440 Other Civil Rights 441 Voting 442 Employment 443 Housing/ Accommodations 445 Amer. w/Disabilities Employment 446 Amer. w/Disabilities Other 448 Education PERSONAL INJURY u 365 Personal Injury Product Liability u 367 Health Care/ Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability u 368 Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability PERSONAL PROPERTY u 370 Other Fraud u 371 Truth in Lending u 380 Other Personal Property Damage u 385 Property Damage Product Liability PRISONER PETITIONS u 510 Motions to Vacate Sentence Habeas Corpus: u 530 General u 535 Death Penalty u 540 Mandamus & Other u 550 Civil Rights u 555 Prison Condition u 560 Civil Detainee Conditions of Confinement

FORFEITURE/PENALTY u 625 Drug Related Seizure of Property 21 USC 881 u 690 Other

BANKRUPTCY u 422 Appeal 28 USC 158 u 423 Withdrawal 28 USC 157 PROPERTY RIGHTS u 820 Copyrights u 830 Patent u 840 Trademark u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u

OTHER STATUTES 375 False Claims Act 400 State Reapportionment 410 Antitrust 430 Banks and Banking 450 Commerce 460 Deportation 470 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations 480 Consumer Credit 490 Cable/Sat TV 850 Securities/Commodities/ Exchange 890 Other Statutory Actions 891 Agricultural Acts 893 Environmental Matters 895 Freedom of Information Act 896 Arbitration 899 Administrative Procedure Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision 950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

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LABOR 710 Fair Labor Standards Act 720 Labor/Mgmt. Relations 740 Railway Labor Act 751 Family and Medical Leave Act 790 Other Labor Litigation 791 Empl. Ret. Inc. Security Act

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SOCIAL SECURITY 861 HIA (1395ff) 862 Black Lung (923) 863 DIWC/DIWW (405(g)) 864 SSID Title XVI 865 RSI (405(g))

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FEDERAL TAX SUITS u 870 Taxes (U.S. Plaintiff or Defendant) u 871 IRS—Third Party 26 USC 7609

IMMIGRATION u 462 Naturalization Application u 463 Habeas Corpus Alien Detainee (Prisoner Petition) u 465 Other Immigration Actions

V. ORIGIN

u 1 Original Proceeding

Transferred from u 2 Removed from u 3 Remanded from u 4 Reinstated or u 5 another district u 6 Multidistrict State Court Appellate Court Reopened Litigation (specify) Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are filing (Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity):

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VI. CAUSE OF ACTION Brief description of cause: u CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION VII. REQUESTED IN UNDER F.R.C.P. 23 COMPLAINT: VIII. RELATED CASE(S) (See instructions): JUDGE IF ANY
DATE

35 U.S.C. § 271

Patent Infringement

DEMAND $

CHECK YES only if demanded in complaint: u Yes u No JURY DEMAND: DOCKET NUMBER see attached

SIGNATURE OF ATTORNEY OF RECORD

02/28/2012
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY RECEIPT # AMOUNT APPLYING IFP

/s/ John J. Edmonds

JUDGE

MAG. JUDGE

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