On August 30, 2021, Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC (“Plaintiff” or “SPIS”), represented by April Brandi Senter of Deadra Woods Stokes & Associates, P.C., filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Jio, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Jio”), seeking injunctive relief as well as damages along with pre- and post-judgement interest for the alleged infringement of United States Patent owned by the plaintiff. This case was filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois with Judge Charles P. Kocoras.
The plaintiff filed this complaint for the alleged infringement of United States Patent No. 9,261,365 (“the ‘365 Patent”) entitled “Device, System and Method for Remotely Entering, Storing and Sharing Addresses for a Positional Information Device,” owned by the Plaintiff.
In the complaint, the plaintiff alleged that, “Upon information and belief, Defendant has infringed and continues to infringe one or more claims, including at least Claim 1, of the ‘365 Patent by making, using (at least by having its employees, or someone under Defendant's control, test the accused Product), importing, selling, and/or offering for sale associated hardware and software for asset locating services (e.g., Jio asset tracking platform, Jiobit, Jiobit for Families, and any associated hardware, apps, or other software) (“Product”) covered by at least Claim 1 of the ‘365 Patent.”
The plaintiff further alleged that, “The Product provides an asset tracking system for real-time GPS tracking of assets. A user can receive location information on a positional information device. The Product application installed on the requesting positional information device requests (from the server) the asset’s GPS location (i.e., at least one stored address stored). Before activating the tracker (i.e., the sending positional information device), a unique tracking device’s ID number or credentials (i.e., second identifier) needs to be added to the user’s account identified by the user login ID and password (i.e., the first identifier). Hence, the tracker device’s ID number or asset credentials (i.e., second identifier) is mapped to the user’s login ID (i.e., the first identifier) for tracking the real-time location (i.e., at least one stored address stored) of the asset.”
The plaintiff also alleged that, “Defendant has infringed and continues to infringe the ‘365 patent either directly or through acts of contributory infringement or inducement in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271. Defendant’s actions complained of herein are causing irreparable harm and monetary damage to Plaintiff.”
There is only one claim for relief laid down by the plaintiff which deals with the alleged infringement of United States Patent No. 9,261,365 owned by the plaintiff.
In the prayer for relief, the plaintiff has requested the court for an order enjoining Defendant and all persons in active concert or participation with Defendant who receive notice of the order from further infringement, an award of damages resulting from Defendant’s infringement in accordance with 35 U.S.C. § 284 along with pre- and post-judgment interest. The plaintiff also requested the court to grant such further relief which the court finds that the plaintiff is entitled under law or equity.
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Charles P. Kocoras
Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC
April Brandi Senter
Attorney at Deadra Woods Stokes & Associates, P.c.
3616 Parthenon Way
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Exhibit Exhibit A
REPORT ON THE FILING OR DETERMINATION OF AN ACTION REGARDING A PATENT OR TRADEM
7.1 Disclosure Statement
Civil Cover Sheet
(#1) COMPLAINT filed by Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC; Filing fee $ 402, receipt number 0752-18617354. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet, #2 7.1 Disclosure Statement, #3 REPORT ON THE FILING OR DETERMINATION OF AN ACTION REGARDING A PATENT OR TRADEMARK, #4 Summons, #5 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Senter, April) (Entered: 08/30/2021)
DocketCASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Charles P. Kocoras. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Maria Valdez. Case assignment: Random assignment. (mxo, ) (Entered: 08/30/2021)Read MoreRead Less
Docket(#1) COMPLAINT filed by Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC; Filing fee $ 402, receipt number 0752-18617354. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet, #2 7.1 Disclosure Statement, #3 REPORT ON THE FILING OR DETERMINATION OF AN ACTION REGARDING A PATENT OR TRADEMARK, #4 Summons, #5 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Senter, April) (Entered: 08/30/2021)Read MoreRead Less
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