SAN DIEGO — An energy company with its main office in San Diego is suing NCR, alleging patent infringement.
Energy Innovation Company, LLC filed a complaint March 4 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against NCR Corporation, alleging the defendant made unlawful use of a registered patent without consent.
According to the complaint, on Sept. 19, 2000, Energy Innovation became the owner of the '933 patent titled ''Method and Apparatus for Customer Loyalty and Marketing Analysis.'' Energy Innovation says NCR has made, used, offered for sale, sold and/or imported into the United States systems by the same '933, and continues to do so, directly infringing the '933 patent.
As a result, Energy Innovations says it has lost profits and continues to suffer irreparable harm to the company. The plaintiff alleges NCR has directly infringed the '933 patent, using and/or reselling the accused infringing systems and/or methods.
Energy Innovation seeks trial by jury, actual damages, attorney fees and expenses, and all other relief the court deems just and proper. It is represented by attorney Stephen M. Lobbin of Foundation Law Group LLP in La Jolla.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-00466-H-JLB