Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC v. Softlayer Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 544

ANSWER to 477 Answer to Amended Complaint, Counterclaim by Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC.(Cawley, Douglas)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION BEDROCK COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Plaintiff, v. SOFTLAYER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., CITIWARE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC, GOOGLE INC., YAHOO! INC., MYSPACE INC., AMAZON.COM INC., PAYPAL INC., MATCH.COM, LLC, AOL INC., AND CME GROUP INC., Defendants. CASE NO. 6:09-cv-269 Jury Trial Demanded BEDROCK COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES LLC'S REPLY TO DEFENDANT MATCH.COM, LLC'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT, AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES, COUNTERCLAIMS, AND JURY DEMAND Plaintiff Bedrock Computer Technologies LLC ("Bedrock") files this Reply to Defendant Match.com, LLC's ("Match.com") Answer to Bedrock's Third Amended Complaint, Affirmative Defenses, Counterclaims, and Jury Demand filed on February 10, 2011 (Dkt. No. 477). All allegations not expressly admitted are denied. Paragraphs marked 1-28 of Match.com's Answer to Bedrock's Third Amended Complaint do not require a response. PRAYER FOR RELIEF Bedrock denies Match.com's claim that Bedrock is not entitled to any relief requested. BEDROCK'S REPLY TO MATCH.COM'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Dallas 318978v1 PAGE 1 AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES Bedrock incorporates by reference the allegations in its Third Amended Complaint for Patent Infringement (Dkt. No. 410) 1 in response to each and every of Match.com's Affirmative Defenses. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested. 1. Defenses. 2. Defense. 3. Defense. 4. Defense. 5. Defense. 6. Defense. 7. Defense. MATCH.COM'S COUNTERCLAIMS Bedrock incorporates by reference the allegations in its Third Amended Complaint for Patent Infringement against Match.com in response to each and every one of Match.com's Counterclaims and denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested. Bedrock denies the allegations contained in Match.com's Seventh Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained in Match.com's Sixth Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained in Match.com's Fifth Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained in Match.com's Fourth Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained in Match.com's Third Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained in Match.com's Second Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained in Match.com's First Affirmative 1 Incorrectly filed and titled "First Amended Complaint for Patent Infringement." BEDROCK'S REPLY TO MATCH.COM'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Dallas 318978v1 PAGE 2 1. Bedrock admits the allegations contained in paragraph 1 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 2. Bedrock admits the allegations contained in paragraph 2 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 3. Bedrock admits that this Court has subject matter jurisdiction but denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested. 4. Bedrock admits that venue is proper in this district but denies that this case should be transferred to the Northern District of California as alleged in paragraph 4 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 5. Bedrock admits the allegations contained in paragraph 5 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 6. Bedrock admits that it asserts that Match.com infringes U.S. Patent No. 5, 893,120 (the "'120 Patent"). Bedrock denies that the '120 Patent is invalid. Bedrock also admits that an actual case or controversy exists between the parties regarding infringement and validity of the '120 Patent as contained in paragraph 6 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 7. Bedrock admits that Dr. Richard Nemes is the named inventor on the '120 Patent as alleged in paragraph 7 of Match.com's Counterclaims. Bedrock denies the remaining facts alleged in paragraph 7 of Match.com's Counterclaims. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to the relief request. Bedrock further objects to paragraph 7 as an improper counterclaim for which Match.com has no standing to assert. Bedrock incorporates by reference all arguments made in Bedrock's Motion to Dismiss Google Inc.'s and Match.Com, LLC's Counterclaims. 8. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested as contained in paragraph 8 of Match.com's Counterclaims. BEDROCK'S REPLY TO MATCH.COM'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Dallas 318978v1 PAGE 3 9. Bedrock admits that an actual case or controversy exists between Match.com and Bedrock as to the infringement of the '120 Patent but denies the remainder of the allegations contained in paragraph 9 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 10. Bedrock admits that Match.com is seeking a judicial declaration regarding infringement of the '120 Patent but denies the remaining allegations contained in paragraph 10 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 11. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested as contained in paragraph 11 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 12. Bedrock admits that an actual case or controversy exists between Bedrock and Match.com as to the validity of the '120 Patent but denies the remaining allegations contained in paragraph 12 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 13. Bedrock admits that Match.com is seeking a judicial declaration regarding the validity of the '120 Patent but denies the remaining allegations contained in paragraph 13 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 14. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested as contained in paragraph 14 of Match.com's Counterclaims. 15. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested as contained in paragraph 15 of Match.com's Counterclaims. Bedrock incorporates by reference all arguments made in Bedrock's Motion to Dismiss Google Inc.'s and Match.Com, LLC's Counterclaims. 16. Bedrock admits that it hold all right, title, and interest in the '120 Patent and that it possesses all rights to sue and recover for past and future infringement but denies the remaining allegations contained in paragraph 16 of Match.com's Counterclaims. BEDROCK'S REPLY TO MATCH.COM'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Dallas 318978v1 PAGE 4 17. Bedrock admits that Dr. Richard Nemes is the named inventor on the '120 Patent as alleged in paragraph 17 of Match.com's Counterclaims. Bedrock denies the remaining facts alleged in paragraph 17 of Match.com's Counterclaims. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to the relief request. Bedrock further objects to paragraph 17 as an improper counterclaim for which Match.com has no standing to assert. Bedrock incorporates by reference all arguments made in Bedrock's Motion to Dismiss Google Inc.'s and Match.Com, LLC's Counterclaims. 18. Bedrock denies that Match.com is entitled to any relief requested as contained in paragraph 18 of Match.com's Counterclaims. PRAYER FOR RELIEF Bedrock incorporates by reference the Prayer for Relief set forth in Bedrock's Third Amended Complaint for Patent Infringement. Bedrock denies that Match.com, LLC is entitled to any relief requested. DATED: March 7, 2011. Respectfully submitted, McKOOL SMITH, P.C. /s/ Douglas A. Cawley Douglas A. Cawley, Lead Attorney Texas Bar No. 04035500 dcawley@mckoolsmith.com Theodore Stevenson, III Texas Bar No. 19196650 tstevenson@mckoolsmith.com Rosemary T. Snider Texas Bar No. 18796500 rsnider@mckoolsmith.com Scott W. Hejny Texas State Bar No. 24038952 shejny@mckoolsmith.com Jason D. Cassady BEDROCK'S REPLY TO MATCH.COM'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Dallas 318978v1 PAGE 5 Texas Bar No. 24045625 jcassady@mckoolsmith.com J. Austin Curry Texas Bar No. 24059636 acurry@mckoolsmith.com Phillip M. Aurentz Texas State Bar No. 24059404 paurentz@mckoolsmith.com McKOOL SMITH, P.C. 300 Crescent Court, Suite 1500 Dallas, Texas 75201 Telephone: 214-978-4000 Facsimile: 214-978-4044 Sam F. Baxter Texas Bar No. 01938000 McKOOL SMITH, P.C. sbaxter@mckoolsmith.com 104 E. Houston Street, Suite 300 P.O. Box 0 Marshall, Texas 75670 Telephone: (903) 923-9000 Facsimile: (903) 923-9099 Robert M. Parker Texas Bar No. 15498000 Robert Christopher Bunt Texas Bar No. 00787165 PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH, P.C. 100 E. Ferguson, Suite 1114 Tyler, Texas 75702 Telephone: 903-531-3535 Facsimile: 903-533-9687 E-mail: rmparker@pbatyler.com E-mail: rcbunt@pbatyler.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF BEDROCK COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES LLC BEDROCK'S REPLY TO MATCH.COM'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Dallas 318978v1 PAGE 6 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was filed electronically in compliance with Local Rule CV-5(a). As such, this document was served on all counsel who has consented to electronic service on March 7, 2011. Local Rule CV-5(a)(3)(A). /s/ Jason D. Cassady Jason D. Cassady BEDROCK'S REPLY TO MATCH.COM'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Dallas 318978v1 PAGE 7