The JM Smucker Company v. Lodsys LLC

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COMPLAINT with Jury Demand; against Lodsys LLC by The JM Smucker Company. ( Filing Fee PAID $350 receipt number 0757-1414096) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Patent #5,999,908, # 2 Exhibit B - Patent #7,133,834, # 3 Exhibit C - Patent #7,222,078, # 4 Exhibit D - Patent #7,620,565, # 5 Exhibit E - Letter dated 11/9/11, # 6 Summons, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet)

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CIVIL COVER SHEET JS 44 (R ev. 09/11) The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replace nor supplement the filing and service of pleadings or other papers as required by law, except as provided by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. (SEE IN STRU C TIO N S O N N EXT PAG E O F TH IS FO RM .) Place an “X” in the appropriate box: I. (a) PLAINTIFFS The J.M. Smucker Company ’ Green Bay Division (b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff ’ $ Milwaukee Division DEFENDANTS Lodsys, LLC County of Residence of First Listed Defendant Wayne County, OH (EXC EPT IN U .S. PLAIN TIFF C ASES) Harrison County, TX (IN U .S. PLAIN TIFF C ASES O N LY) N O TE: IN LAN D C O N D EM N ATIO N C ASE S, U SE THE LO C ATIO N O F THE TR AC T O F LAN D IN V O LV ED . (c) Attorneys (Firm N am e, Address, and Telephone N um ber) Attorneys (If K nown) Please see attached list Unknown II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION (Place an “X” in O ne Box O nly) III. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES (Place an “X” in One Box for Plaintiff) (For D iversity C ases O nly) ’ 1 U .S. G overnment Plaintiff ’ $ U .S. G overnment D efendant ’ 4 3 Federal Q uestion (U .S. G overnm ent N ot a Party) and O ne Box for D efendant) PTF DEF Incorporated or Principal Place ’ 4 ’ 4 of Business In This State IV. NATURE OF SUIT D iversity (Indicate C itizenship of Parties in Item III) ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ Insurance M arine M iller Act N egotiable Instrument R ecovery of O verpayment & Enforcement of Judgment 151 M edicare Act 152 R ecovery of D efaulted Student Loans (Excl. V eterans) 153 R ecovery of O verpayment of V eteran’s Benefits 160 Stockholders’ Suits 190 O ther C ontract 195 C ontract Product Liability 196 Franchise 210 220 230 240 245 290 R E A L P R O PE R T Y Land C ondemnation Foreclosure R ent Lease & Ejectment Torts to Land Tort Product Liability All O ther R eal Property ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ V. ORIGIN $ 1 Original ’ Proceeding ’ 2 ’ 2 Incorporated and Principal Place of Business In A nother State ’ 5 ’ 5 ’ 3 ’ 3 Foreign N ation ’ 6 ’ 6 TORTS 110 120 130 140 150 ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ C itizen of Another State (Place an “X” in O ne Box O nly) CONTRACT ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ DEF ’ 1 C itizen or Subject of a Foreign C ountry ’ 2 C itizen of This State PTF ’ 1 P E R SO N A L IN JU R Y 310 Airplane 315 Airplane Product Liability 320 Assault, Libel & Slander 330 Federal Employers’ Liability 340 M arine 345 M arine Product Liability 350 M otor V ehicle 355 M otor V ehicle Product Liability 360 O ther Personal Injury 362 Personal Injury M ed. M alpractice C IV IL R IG H T S 440 O ther C ivil R ights 441 V oting 442 Employment 443 Housing/ Accommodations 445 Amer. w /D isabilities Employment 446 Amer. w /D isabilities O ther 448 Education F O R FE IT U R E /P E N A L T Y P E R SO N A L IN JU R Y ’ 365 Personal Injury Product Liability ’ 367 Health C are/ Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability ’ 368 Asbestos Personal Injury P roduct Liability P E R SO N A L P R O P E R T Y ’ 370 O ther Fraud ’ 371 Truth in Lending ’ 380 O ther Personal Property D amage ’ 385 Property D amage Product Liability P R ISO N E R PE T IT IO N S ’ 510 M otions to V acate Sentence H abeas C orpus: ’ 530 G eneral ’ 535 D eath Penalty ’ 540 M andamus & O ther ’ 550 C ivil R ights ’ 555 Prison C ondition ’ 560 C ivil D etainee C onditions of C onfinement ’ 625 D rug R elated Seizure of Property 21 U SC 881 ’ 690 O ther B A N K R U PT C Y ’ 422 Appeal 28 U SC 158 ’ 423 W ithdraw al 28 U SC 157 P R O PE R T Y R IG H T S ’ 820 C opyrights ’ 830 Patent $ ’ 840 Trademark ’ 710 ’ 720 ’ 740 ’ 751 ’ 790 ’ 791 LABOR Fair Labor Standards Act Labor/M gmt. R elations R ailw ay Labor Act Family and M edical Leave Act O ther Labor Litigation Empl. R et. Inc. Security Act ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ SO C IA L SE C U R IT Y 861 HIA (1395ff) 862 Black Lung (923) 863 D IW C /D IW W (405(g)) 864 SSID Title X V I 865 R SI (405(g)) F E D E R A L T A X SU IT S ’ 870 Taxes (U .S. Plaintiff or D efendant) ’ 871 IR S— Third Party 26 U SC 7609 O T H E R ST A T U T E S ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ 375 400 410 430 450 460 470 False C laims Act State R eapportionment Antitrust Banks and Banking C ommerce D eportation R acketeer Influenced and C orrupt O rganizations 480 C onsumer C redit 490 Cable/Sat TV 850 Securities/C ommodities/ Exchange 890 O ther Statutory Actions 891 Agricultural Acts 893 Environmental M atters 895 Freedom of Information Act 896 Arbitration 899 Administrative Procedure Act/R eview or Appeal of Agency D ecision 950 C onstitutionality of State Statutes IM M IG R A T IO N ’ 462 N aturalization Application ’ 463 Habeas C orpus Alien D etainee (Prisoner Petition) ’ 465 O ther Immigration Actions (Place an “X” in O ne Box O nly) Transferred from ’ 2 Removed from ’ 3 Remanded from ’ 4 Reinstated or ’ 5 another district ’ 6 Multidistrict State Court Appellate Court Reopened Litigation (specify) Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are filing (D o not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity) : 35 U.S.C. § 1; 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201 and 2202 VI. CAUSE OF ACTION Brief description of cause: Action for declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity DEMAND $ ’ CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION VII. REQUESTED IN UNDER F.R.C.P. 23 COM PLAINT: VIII. RELATED CASE(S) IF ANY CHECK YES only if demanded in complaint: ’ Yes ’ No JURY DEMAND: (See instructions): JUDGE D ATE Please see attached list DOCKET NUMBER SIG N ATU R E O F ATTO R N EY O F R EC O R D Eugenia G. Carter 01/04/2012 F O R O F F IC E U SE O N L Y R EC EIPT # AM O U N T Print APPLY IN G IFP Save As... JU D G E M AG . JU D G E Reset JS 44 R everse (R ev. 09/11) INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTORNEYS COMPLETING CIVIL COVER SHEET FORM JS 44 Authority For Civil Cover Sheet The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replaces nor supplements the filings and service of pleading or other papers as required by law, except as provided by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiating the civil docket sheet. Consequently, a civil cover sheet is submitted to the Clerk of Court for each civil complaint filed. The attorney filing a case should complete the form as follows: I. (a) Plaintiffs-Defendants. Enter names (last, first, middle initial) of plaintiff and defendant. If the plaintiff or defendant is a government agency, use only the full name or standard abbreviations. If the plaintiff or defendant is an official within a government agency, identify first the agency and then the official, giving both name and title. (b) County of Residence. For each civil case filed, except U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county where the first listed plaintiff resides at the time of filing. In U.S. plaintiff cases, enter the name of the county in which the first listed defendant resides at the time of filing. (NOTE: In land condemnation cases, the county of residence of the “defendant” is the location of the tract of land involved.) (c) Attorneys. Enter the firm name, address, telephone number, and attorney of record. If there are several attorneys, list them on an attachment, noting in this section “(see attachment)”. II. Jurisdiction. The basis of jurisdiction is set forth under Rule 8(a), F.R.C.P., which requires that jurisdictions be shown in pleadings. Place an “X” in one of the boxes. If there is more than one basis of jurisdiction, precedence is given in the order shown below. United States plaintiff. (1) Jurisdiction based on 28 U.S.C. 1345 and 1348. Suits by agencies and officers of the United States are included here. United States defendant. (2) When the plaintiff is suing the United States, its officers or agencies, place an “X” in this box. Federal question. (3) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1331, where jurisdiction arises under the Constitution of the United States, an amendment to the Constitution, an act of Congress or a treaty of the United States. In cases where the U.S. is a party, the U.S. plaintiff or defendant code takes precedence, and box 1 or 2 should be marked. Diversity of citizenship. (4) This refers to suits under 28 U.S.C. 1332, where parties are citizens of different states. When Box 4 is checked, the citizenship of the different parties must be checked. (See Section III below; federal question actions take precedence over diversity cases.) III. Residence (citizenship) of Principal Parties. This section of the JS 44 is to be completed if diversity of citizenship was indicated above. Mark this section for each principal party. IV. Nature of Suit. Place an “X” in the appropriate box. If the nature of suit cannot be determined, be sure the cause of action, in Section VI below, is sufficient to enable the deputy clerk or the statistical clerks in the Administrative Office to determine the nature of suit. If the cause fits more than one nature of suit, select the most definitive. V. Origin. Place an “X” in one of the seven boxes. Original Proceedings. (1) Cases which originate in the United States district courts. Removed from State Court. (2) Proceedings initiated in state courts may be removed to the district courts under Title 28 U.S.C., Section 1441. When the petition for removal is granted, check this box. Remanded from Appellate Court. (3) Check this box for cases remanded to the district court for further action. Use the date of remand as the filing date. Reinstated or Reopened. (4) Check this box for cases reinstated or reopened in the district court. Use the reopening date as the filing date. Transferred from Another District. (5) For cases transferred under Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1404(a). Do not use this for within district transfers or multidistrict litigation transfers. Multidistrict Litigation. (6) Check this box when a multidistrict case is transferred into the district under authority of Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1407. When this box is checked, do not check (5) above. Appeal to District Judge from Magistrate Judgment. (7) Check this box for an appeal from a magistrate judge’s decision. VI. Cause of Action. Report the civil statute directly related to the cause of action and give a brief description of the cause. Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity. Example: U.S. Civil Statute: 47 USC 553 Brief Description: Unauthorized reception of cable service VII. Requested in Complaint. Class Action. Place an “X” in this box if you are filing a class action under Rule 23, F.R.Cv.P. Demand. In this space enter the dollar amount (in thousands of dollars) being demanded or indicate other demand such as a preliminary injunction. Jury Demand. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether or not a jury is being demanded. VIII. Related Cases. This section of the JS 44 is used to reference related pending cases if any. If there are related pending cases, insert the docket numbers and the corresponding judge names for such cases. Date and Attorney Signature. Date and sign the civil cover sheet. Civil Cover Sheet Attachment I(c): Attorneys: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Eugenia G. Carter 33 East Main Street, Suite 300 PO Box 1379 Madison, WI 53701 608-255-4440 Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck Steven Lieberman, Brian Rosenbloom and Jenny L. Colgate 1425 K Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20005 202-783-6040 VIII. Related Cases: Docket #: 2:11-cv-00737-CNC 2:11-cv-00750-LA 2:11-cv-01030-RTR 2:11-cv-01099-LA 2:11-cv-01113-AEG Judge: Charles N Clevert, Jr. Lynn Adelman Rudolph T Randa Lynn Adelman Aaron E Goodstein

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