Lexington Luminance LLC v. Google, Inc.

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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).

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS LEXINGTON LUMINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. v. GOOGLE, INC., Defendant. 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: THE PARTIES 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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 Massachusetts. JURISDICTION AND VENUE 4. 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). 5. 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. 6. 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 Massachusetts. PATENT INFRINGEMENT 7. Lexington incorporates by reference paragraphs 1-6 as if fully set forth herein. 8. 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, 2 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. 9. The ‘851 patent is valid and enforceable. 10. 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 Defendant. 11. 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. 12. Defendant has been at no time, either expressly or impliedly, licensed under the ‘851 patent. 13. 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. 3 DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL Plaintiff hereby demands a jury for all issues so triable. PRAYER WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays for judgment that: 1. Defendant has infringed the ‘851 patent. 2. Plaintiff recover actual damages under 35 U.S.C. § 284; 3. Plaintiff be awarded supplemental damages for any continuing post-verdict infringement up until final judgment; 4. Plaintiff be awarded an accounting of damages; 5. 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; 6. 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; 7. In the event a final injunction is not awarded, a compulsory ongoing royalty; and 8. Such other and further relied as the Court deems just and equitable. 4 Dated: November 29, 2012 Respectfully submitted, 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 617-307-6100 godkin@birnbaumgodkin.com longobucco@birnbaumgodkin.com 5