Lexington Luminance LLC v. Google, Inc.
COMPLAINT for Patent Infringement and Demand for Jury Trial against Google, Inc. Filing fee: $ 350, receipt number 0101-4222353 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by Lexington Luminance LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Category Form)(Godkin, David) (Attachment 2 and Attachment 3 replaced on 11/30/2012 for non-fillable form format ) (Geraldino-Karasek, Clarilde).
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
LEXINGTON LUMINANCE LLC,
Civil Action No.
COMPLAINT FOR PATENT
INFRINGEMENT AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Plaintiff Lexington Luminance LLC (“Lexington” or “Plaintiff”) files this complaint for
patent infringement against Google, Inc. (“Google” or “Defendant”) and states as follows:
Plaintiff Lexington Luminance LLC is a limited liability company organized
under the laws of Massachusetts with its principal place of business at 468 Lowell Street,
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420.
Google, Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 1600
Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. Google’s registered agent for service in
Delaware is The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street,
Wilmington, Delaware, 19801.
Upon information and belief, Google manufactures for sale and/or sells computer
products to consumers in the United States and, more particularly, in the District of
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
This is an action for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of the
United States, Title 35, United States Code. Jurisdiction as to these claims is conferred on this
Court by 35 U.S.C. §§1331 and 1338(a).
Venue is proper in the District of Massachusetts under 28 U.S.C. §§1391 and
1400(b). On information and belief, Google has committed acts of infringement in this judicial
district and has purposely transacted business in this judicial district.
This Court has personal jurisdiction over the Defendant. Defendant has
conducted and does conduct business within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Defendant,
directly or through intermediaries (including distributors, retailers, and others), ships, distributes,
offers for sale, sells, and advertises products in the United States, the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, and the District of Massachusetts. Defendant purposefully and voluntarily sold
one or more of their infringing products with the expectation that they will be purchased by
consumers in the District of Massachusetts. These infringing products have been and continue to
be purchased by consumers in the District of Massachusetts. Defendant has committed acts of
patent infringement within the United States and, more particularly, within the District of
Lexington incorporates by reference paragraphs 1-6 as if fully set forth herein.
On August 30, 2005, United States Patent No. 6,936,851 (“the ‘851 patent”)
entitled “Semiconductor Light-Emitting Device and Method for Manufacturing Same” was duly
and legally issued after full and fair examination. Lexington is the owner of all right, title, and
interest in and to the ‘851 patent by assignment, with full right to bring suit to enforce the patent,
including the right to recover for past infringement damages and the right to recover future
royalties, damages, and income. The ‘851 patent is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
The ‘851 patent is valid and enforceable.
To the extent any marking or notice was required by 35 U.S.C. § 287, Plaintiff,
and all predecessors in interest and/or implied or express licensees of the ‘851 patent, if any,
have complied with the marking requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 287 by placing a notice of the ‘851
patent on all goods made, offered for sale, sold, and/or imported into the United States that
embody one or more claims of that patent and/or providing actual or constructive notice to
Upon information and belief, Defendant has infringed and/or continues to infringe
one or more claims of the ‘851 patent in this judicial district and elsewhere in Massachusetts and
the United States, including at least claim 1, by, among other things, making, using, offering for
sale, selling, and/or importing e-reader devices and tablet computers, including, without
limitation, the Nexus 7 and other similar products, which perform substantially the same function
as the devices embodied in one or more claims of the ‘851 patent in substantially the same way
to achieve the same result.
Defendant has been at no time, either expressly or impliedly, licensed under the
Defendant’s acts of infringement have caused damage to Plaintiff. Plaintiff is
entitled to recover from Defendant the damages sustained by Plaintiff as a result of the wrongful
acts of Defendant in an amount subject to proof at trial. Defendant’s infringement of Plaintiff’s
rights under the ‘851 patent will continue to damage Plaintiff’s business, causing irreparable
harm, for which there is no adequate remedy of law, unless enjoined.
DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Plaintiff hereby demands a jury for all issues so triable.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays for judgment that:
Defendant has infringed the ‘851 patent.
Plaintiff recover actual damages under 35 U.S.C. § 284;
Plaintiff be awarded supplemental damages for any continuing post-verdict
infringement up until final judgment;
Plaintiff be awarded an accounting of damages;
A judgment and order requiring Defendant to pay to Plaintiff pre-judgment and
post-judgment interest on the damages awarded, including an award of pre-judgment interest,
pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 284, from the date of each act of infringement of the ‘851 patent by
Defendant to the day a damages judgment is entered, and a further award of post-judgment
interest, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1961, continuing until such judgment is paid, at the maximum
rate allowed by law;
A judgment and order that Defendant, its agents, employees, representatives,
successors, and assigns, and those acting in privity or in concert with them, be preliminarily and
permanently enjoined from further infringement of the ‘851 patent;
In the event a final injunction is not awarded, a compulsory ongoing royalty; and
Such other and further relied as the Court deems just and equitable.
Dated: November 29, 2012
LEXINGTON LUMINANCE LLC,
By its attorneys,
/s/ David S. Godkin
David S. Godkin (BBO#196530)
Anne Marie Longobucco (BBO#649299)
Birnbaum & Godkin, LLP
280 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210