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1 cover - Olympic Development vs. Apple - 2010 
A private Delaware company by the name of Olympic Developments AG, LLC, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the California Central District Court Los Angeles Division against several major technology companies including Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Inc., DirecTV, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo of America, Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment of America, LLC, Sony Electronics, Inc. and Valve Corporation. The lawsuit, in context with Apple specifically, appears to be concerning the sale of goods through Apple's iTunes and App Stores via an iPad or iPhone in a manner claimed in the patents-in-suit.  

 

Nature of the Complaint

 

According to court documents, "this is a patent infringement action to stop Defendants' infringement of Plaintiff's United States Patent No. 5,475,585 entitled "Transactional Processing System" (the "''585 patent"; a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A) and United States Patent No. 6,246,400 entitled "Device for Controlling Remote Interactive Receiver" (the"'400 patent"; a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B) (collectively, "the patents-in-suit"). Plaintiff is the exclusive licensee of the '585 patent and '400 patent with respect to the Defendants. Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief and monetary damages.

 

The Alleged Patent Infringement In-Part

 

According to court documents, "plaintiff [Olympic Developments AG, LLC] is informed and believes that Apple owns, operates, advertises, controls, sells and otherwise provides hardware, software and websites for "online music, application and bookstore services" including via the iPad and iPhone ("the Apple devices") and iTunes Store and App Store ("the Apple websites"), both accessible through the Apple devices and via the iTunes software client. Upon information and belief, Apple has infringed and continues to infringe one or more claims of the '585 patent by making, using, providing, offering to sell, and selling (directly or through intermediaries), in this district and elsewhere in the United States, systems and methods for purchasing products and services and processing corresponding financial transactions, including via the Apple websites and Apple devices. Upon information and belief, Apple has infringed and continues to infringe one or more claims of the '400 patent by making, using, providing, offering to sell, and selling (directly or through intermediaries), in this district and elsewhere in the United States, systems and methods for remotely selecting and receiving desired programming selections, including via the Apple Websites and Apple devices. More particularly, Plaintiff is informed and believes that Apple has and/or requires and/or directs users to access and/or view and/or purchase products from a remote programming system at the iTunes Store and App Store via an iPad or iPhone remote receiver device in a manner claimed in the patents-in-suit. Upon information and belief, Apple has also contributed to the infringement of one or more claims of the patents-in-suit, and/or actively induced others to infringe one or more claims of the patents-in-suit via the Apple websites and the Apple devices, in this district and elsewhere in the United States."

 

Patent Images

 

The first patent Figure 1B noted below is from patent 5,475,585 entitled "Transactional Processing System." The second patent Figure 12 is from patent 6,246,400 entitled "Device for Controlling Remote Interactive Receiver."

 

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The filing on behalf of Olympic Developments AG, LLC was made by Attorney Steven W. Ritcheson on September 28, 2010. The Presiding Judge is noted as being George H Wu. It should be noted that no further information could be found online in respect to this Delaware Company.

 

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