Overture Services, Inc. v. Google Inc.

Filing 61

ANSWER TO COUNTERCLAIM 60 and Demand for Jury Trial by Overture Services, Inc.. (McMahon, Charles)

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Overture Services, Inc. v. Google Inc. Doc. 61 Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 61 Filed 04/28/2003 Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 LATHAM & WATKINS Anthony I. Fenwick (Bar No. 158667) Allon Stabinsky (Bar No. 197642) 135 Commonwealth Drive Menlo Park, California 94025 Telephone: (650) 328-4600 Facsimile: (650) 463-2600 BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE Jack C. Berenzweig (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) William H. Frankel (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Jason C. White (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Charles M. McMahon (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) NBC Tower - Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611 Telephone: (312) 321-4200 Facsimile: (312) 321-4299 Attorneys for Plaintiff OVERTURE SERVICES, INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION OVERTURE SERVICES, INC., a Delaware Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. GOOGLE INC., a California Corporation, Defendant. No. C02-01991 JSW PLAINTIFF OVERTURE SERVICES'S REPLY TO DEFENDANT'S AMENDED COUNTERCLAIMS Plaintiff, Overture Services, Inc., ("Overture"), replies to the counterclaims of Defendant Google Technology, Inc. ("Google") as follows: Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 61 Filed 04/28/2003 Page 2 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 35. 32. 27. 28. 29. 30. Admitted. Admitted. Admitted. General Allegations Overture is informed and believes that Google is a California corporation with its principal place of business in Mountain View, California. Overture is further informed and believes that at the time Google's counterclaims were originally filed, Google's corporate name was Google Inc. Overture is without sufficient information to form a belief as to the remaining allegations of paragraph 33, and therefore denies those allegations. 31. Overture admits that Overture is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Pasadena, California. Overture cannot respond to Google's information and belief. First Counterclaim (Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement) No response is necessary to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 1 through 9. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 10 and 26, denied. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 27 through 31, Overture repeats and realleges by reference its responses set forth above. 33. 34. Denied. Denied. Second Counterclaim (Declaratory Judgment of Invalidity) No response is necessary to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 1 through 9. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraph 11, admitted. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 12 through 16, denied. As of April 28, 1998, GoTo.com operated a beta or test version of a system then under development, and the beta or test version of a system then under development hosted OVERTURE REPLY TO GOOGLE AMENDED COUNTERCLAIMS C 02-01991 JSW BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE NBC Tower Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611-5599 Telephone: (312) 321-4200 Facsimile: (312) 321-4299 -2- Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 61 Filed 04/28/2003 Page 3 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 advertisements as of April 28, 1998, but the beta or test version of a system then under development was not the system claimed by the '361 patent. In addition, Overture cannot respond to Google's information and belief. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 27 through 31, Overture repeats and realleges by reference its responses set forth above. 36. 37. Denied. Denied. Third Counterclaim (Declaratory Judgment of Unenforceability) 38. No response is necessary to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 1 through 9. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 11 and 17, admitted. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 12 through 16 and 18 through 25, denied. As of April 28, 1998, GoTo.com operated a beta or test version of a system then under development, and the beta or test version of a system then under development hosted advertisements as of April 28, 1998, but the beta or test version of a system then under development was not the system claimed by the '361 patent. In addition, Overture cannot respond to Google's information and belief. With respect to the allegations incorporated from paragraphs 27 through 31, Overture repeats and realleges by reference its responses set forth above. 39. 40. Denied. Denied. OVERTURE'S AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES TO GOOGLE'S COUNTERCLAIMS First Affirmative Defense (Failure to State a Claim) 1. Google's Counterclaims for Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement, BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE NBC Tower Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611-5599 Telephone: (312) 321-4200 Facsimile: (312) 321-4299 Invalidity, and Unenforceability fail to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. OVERTURE REPLY TO GOOGLE AMENDED COUNTERCLAIMS C 02-01991 JSW -3- Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 61 Filed 04/28/2003 Page 4 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 OVERTURE REPLY TO GOOGLE AMENDED COUNTERCLAIMS C 02-01991 JSW BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE NBC Tower Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611-5599 Telephone: (312) 321-4200 Facsimile: (312) 321-4299 Second Affirmative Defense (Infringement) 2. Google is directly infringing, inducing infringement by others, and/or contributorily infringing one or more claims of the '361 patent. Third Affirmative Defense (Validity) 3. The claims of the '361 patent are valid and enforceable. Fourth Affirmative Defense (Truth of the Statements) 4. The statements made by Darren J. Davis in the declaration he submitted pursuant to 27 C.FR. 1.132 are true. 5. The statements made by John G. Rauch in the Amendment and Remarks submitted with Mr. Davis's declaration also are true. 6. Because these statements are true, there are no false statements to support Google's allegation of inequitable conduct. Fifth Affirmative Defense (Lack of Intent to Deceive) 7. Mr. Davis did not intend to deceive the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including in connection with the submission of his declaration. 8. GoTo.com did not intend to deceive the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including in connection with the submission of Mr. Davis's declaration. 9. Counsel for GoTo.com did not intend to deceive the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including in connection with the submission of Mr. Davis's declaration or the accompanying Amendment and Remarks. 10. Because there was no intent to deceive the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, there could be no acts of inequitable conduct. -4- Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 61 Filed 04/28/2003 Page 5 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 OVERTURE REPLY TO GOOGLE AMENDED COUNTERCLAIMS C 02-01991 JSW PRAYER WHEREFORE, Overture prays for a judgment: (a) (b) (c) adjudging that Google has infringed the '361 patent; adjudging that the '361 patent is enforceable and not invalid; granting a permanent injunction restraining and enjoining Google, and its officers and representatives, from further infringement of the '361 patent during the remaining term thereof; (d) awarding Overture damages for Google's infringement of the '361 patent, in an amount to be determined at trial, together with prejudgment interest, and that such damages be trebled pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 284 because of the willful and deliberate character of the infringement; (e) awarding Overture its costs and attorneys' fees, and adjudging this case to be an exceptional case pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 285; (f) proper and just; and (g) dismissing Google's counterclaims with prejudice. awarding such other and further relief as the Court may deem -5- BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE NBC Tower Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611-5599 Telephone: (312) 321-4200 Facsimile: (312) 321-4299 Case 3:02-cv-01991-JSW Document 61 Filed 04/28/2003 Page 6 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 OVERTURE REPLY TO GOOGLE AMENDED COUNTERCLAIMS C 02-01991 JSW BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE NBC Tower Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611-5599 Telephone: (312) 321-4200 Facsimile: (312) 321-4299 JURY DEMAND Overture hereby demands trial by jury as to all issues in this action triable by a jury. Dated: April 28, 2003 By: /s/ Charles M. McMahon BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE NBC Tower - Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611 Telephone: (312) 321-4200 Facsimile: (312) 321-4299 Attorneys for Plaintiff OVERTURE SERVICES, INC. -6-

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