SAN JOSE – An Orlando company is accused of using a Washington company's patented technology.
SoftVault Systems Inc. filed a complaint on Nov. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Kony Inc. alleging patent infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it owns registered active patents '868 and '765 or Method and System for Embedded, Automated, Component-Level Control of Computer Systems and Other Complex Systems. The suit states these patents cover a method that protects devices, its components and software from unauthorized use by remotely locking the device. The defendants allegedly were found to be infringing/contributing to the infringement of the patents-in-suit through manufacturing, using, selling products and systems that utilizes the patents and/or its components, which caused plaintiff to suffer damages.
The plaintiff holds Kony Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly obtained profit from copying an intellectual property without license or consent and at the expense of plaintiff, and possessed intent to induce infringement by providing user guides and other sales-related materials, also through advertising, solicitation, and instruction materials.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in its favor, declaration of infringement, account for and pay to plaintiff damages and costs incurred, permanent injunction or payment of royalties, attorney's fees, and further relief as the court may deem just. It is represented by Mark W. Good of Terra Law LLP in San Jose and Jonathan T. Suder, Corby R. Vowell and Todd I. Blumenfeld of Friedman, Suder & Cooke in Fort Worth, Texas.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-06469