Google Inc. et al v. Egger et al
Declaration of FRANCIS C. HO in Support of 64 MOTION to Strike 42 MOTION to Dismiss , Transfer or Stay filed byYahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit M, # 14 Exhibit N)(Related document(s) 64 ) (Hung, Richard) (Filed on 1/20/2009)
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IN TH UNED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR TH EASTERN DISTRCT OF TEXAS
SOFTWAR RIGHT ARCIDVE, LLC §
Civil Action No. 2:07-cv-511-TJW
GOOGLE INC., YAHOO! INC., §
lAC SEARCH & MEDIA INC., AOL LLC, §
and LYCOS, INC. §
JUy TR DEMAED
DECLARTION OF JEFFRY FR AIT
I, Jeffey Fralin Ait, under penalty of perjur, hereby make the following declaration.
All facts set forth herein are tre and correct, and I make this declartion baed upon my personal
knowledge and upon review of corporate records:
1. I becae the Chief Executive Offcer of DeltaPoint, Inc.lSite Technologies, Inc.
("Site Tech") on March 24, 1997. I also served as Chief Financial Offcer and Director of Site
Tech since September 2, 1997. I was also the President and Chief Executive Offcer and
Secreta of the corpate shell of the Delaware corpration, Site!lechnologies/Inc.
("SitefTech"), from the time that Site Tech acuired its stock and assets until its remaining
corporate shell was merged with Site Tech in 2000. I was also at times the sole director of
Siterrech as well as the offcial "responsible person" in the banptcy of Site Tech.
2. On July 11, 1997, Site Tech acquired Sitelech from Daniel Egger and other
stockholders. At that time, Site Tech's name was Deltapoint, Inc. The purose of this
trsaction was to merge the business of Siterrech into Deltapoint, Inc. In this trsaction,
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Deltapoint directly acquired all outstanding stock of Siterrech and all of the then-existing assets
of the company, including its patents and trdemarks. Deltaoint adopted the name of "Site
Technologies, Inc." from Siterrech and began conducting business under Siterrech'g
trademarks, which were directly acquired in the transaction as assets of Site Tech, and continued
developing the proucts which were the former busines of Siteffech. All former operations of
Siterrech became operations of Site Tech and the fonner employees of Siterrech became the
employees of Site Tech to the extent that these employees remained in the organization. Site
Tech adopted and employed Siterreeh's website, email addresses, and other propert as its own,
and represented that it owned them. Afer the July 11, 1997 acquisition, Siterreeh lacked any
substatial independent operation or business from that of Site Tech. It did not design, produce,
market, or sell anything, and it had no significant independent costs or revenues. Further, Site
Tech conducted Siteffech's few remaining busines affairs on Site!fech's behalf. Site Tech
prepared consolidated financial statements for the companies, and Site Tech maintained
Siterrech's ta records.
3. Sitellech did not observe corporate formalities. Sitellech held no director
meetings or shareholder meetings. Siterrech made no decisions, and took no actions, separate
from Site Tech. Siterrech maintained no ban account separate from Site Tech's bank account.
Siterrech did not segregate any assets from Site Tech's assets; instead, Site Tech represented
that it acquird all ofSitelTech's assets on July 1 i, 1997, including its patents. Siterrech did not
segregate its corporate records from those of Site Tech. In fact, Sitetech maintained no
separate corporate records.
4. My understanding of the corporate records is that on July 8, 1997, the change of
control provision of the Certificate of Incorpration of Siterrech was amended in connection
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with the acquisition to invoke the liquidation provisions of the Certificate of Incorpration upon
an agreement that sold substatially all the stock ofthe company. Attahed is a tre
the amendment to the Certificate ofInoorpration. The assets, including the
and correct copy of
patents, were transferred to Site Tech and assets were in fact held by Site Tech after the
5. On September 16, 1998, Site Tech sold and assigned, among other things, U.S.
Patent No. 5,544,352, and related applications and futu patents (which include U.S. Patent Nos.
5,832,494 and 6,233,571) to Daniel Egger (the "Patents"). Daniel Egger paid $100,000 for the
6. I was the chief corporate offcer of
both Site Tech entities that controlled and later
sold all of the assets on behalf of both Site Tech entities in several transctions with different
parties that were originally acquired frm Daniel Egger and his investors. At the time of the
execution of the 1998 Bil of
Sale and Assignment that assigned the Patents to Daniel Egger, I
was the CEO of both Site Tech and Site/Tech and was fully authorid by both companies to
assign the Patents to Daniel Egger, It was my intent, as well as the intent of all the Site Tech
entities, to transfer the Patents to Daniel Egger through the 1998 Bil of Sale and Assignment.
After the sale, neither Site Tech entit caried the Patents on their books and both recognized the
validity of the 1998 Bil of Sale and Assignent and that the Patents had been transferred to
Daniel Egger thrugh these contracts. I also delivered the other V -Search products and code due
under the 1998 Bil of Sale to Daniel Egger on behalf ofthe Site Tech entities. To the extent that
there is any question as to whether the Patents were assigned to Daniel Egger, the Site Tech
entities do not claim any title to the Patents and have long disclaimed any ownership in favor of
Daniel Egger. This includes Siterrech, which ratified the 1998 Bil of Sale and Assignment and
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Site Techls authorit and right to trnsfer the patents in those documents on behalf of'all Site
Tech entities a long time ago.
7. The Site Tech entities furter approve of and ratify the previous 1998
Assignments and the 2005 Assignment to Daniel Egger filed on behalf of Siterrech by Daniel
8. The 2005 assignent was within the intent of
all the parties to the trnsaction and
fairly represented the transaction.
I declar under penalty of perjui under the laws of the United Stas of America that the
foregoing is true and correct.
Executed on August.t 2008
Myrle Beachi South Carolina
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