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1 X-PATENTS, APC JONATHAN HANGARTNER, Cal. Bar No. 196268 2 5670 La Jolla Blvd. 3 La Jolla, CA 92037 Telephone: 858-454-4313 4 Facsimile: 858-454-4314 jon@x-patents.com 5 6 Attorneys for Plaintiff Ivera Medical Corporation 7 8 9 10 11 IVERA MEDICAL CORPORATION, 12 13 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Case No.

'12CV1581 LAB WMC

Plaintiff, v.

COMPLAINT JURY TRIAL DEMANDED

14 EXCELSIOR MEDICAL 15 CORPORATION, 16 17 18

Defendant.
Plaintiff Ivera Medical Corporation (Ivera) for its Complaint against Defendant

19 Excelsior Medical Corporation (Excelsior) avers as follows: 20 21 PARTIES 1. Plaintiff Ivera is a California corporation that maintains its principal place of

22 business at 3525 Del Mar Heights Road, Suite 430, San Diego, California, 92130. 23 2. Defendant Excelsior is a corporation that maintains its principal place of

24 business at 1933 Heck Avenue, Neptune, New Jersey, 07753. 25 26 3. JURISDICTION This Court has personal jurisdiction over Excelsior because, on information

27 and belief, Excelsior purposefully ships the infringing SwabCap products through 28 1
Complaint

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1 established distribution channels into the State of California and the Southern District of 2 California. On information and belief, Excelsior is engaged in substantial and regular 3 business in the State of California and the Southern District of California. 4 4. Venue is proper under 28 U.S.C. 1391(b) and (c) and 1400(b) because

5 Excelsior offers the infringing products for sale in the Southern District of California and 6 because Excelsior is subject to personal jurisdiction in the Southern District of California. 7 8 5. BACKGROUND Ivera manufactures, markets, and sells the Curos Port Protector, a device

9 that disinfects and protects the entry port on certain types of valves used with intravenous 10 lines to help reduce bloodstream infections in hospital patients. 11 6. On June 26, 2012, United States Patent No. 8,206,514 (the 514 patent), on

12 an invention entitled Medical Implement Cleaning Device, was duly and legally issued 13 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the 514 patent is attached 14 hereto as Exhibit A. 15 7. Ivera has been at all times, and still is, the owner of the entire right, title and

16 interest in and to the 514 patent. 17 8. Excelsior sells throughout the United States a product line it refers to as the

18 SwabCap. 19 20 21 22 9. FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION COUNT I (INFRINGEMENT OF THE 514 PATENT) Ivera realleges and incorporates the previous paragraphs of this Complaint as

23 though set forth in full herein. 24 10. Excelsior has used, offered for sale, sold, and/or imported into the United

25 States products, including at least the SwabCap, which literally and under the doctrine of 26 equivalents infringes one or more claims of the 514 patent in violation of 35 U.S.C. 271. 27 28 -2Complaint

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11.

Ivera has been damaged and has suffered irreparable injury due to acts of

2 infringement by Excelsior and will continue to suffer irreparable injury unless Excelsiors 3 activities are enjoined. 4 12. Ivera has suffered and will continue to suffer substantial damages by reason

5 of Excelsiors acts of patent infringement alleged above, and Ivera is entitled to recover 6 from Excelsior the damages sustained as a result of Excelsiors acts. 7 13. Excelsior has willfully and deliberately infringed the 514 patent in disregard

8 of Iveras rights. 9 10 11 PRAYER FOR RELIEF WHEREFORE, Ivera prays that judgment be entered by this Court in its favor and

12 against Excelsior as follows: 13 14 A. B. That Excelsior has infringed the 514 patent; Permanently enjoining and restraining Excelsior, its agents, affiliates,

15 subsidiaries, servants, employees, officers, directors, attorneys and those persons in active 16 concert with or controlled by Excelsior from further infringing the 514 patent; 17 18 C. D. That Excelsiors infringement of the 514 patent was willful; For an award of damages adequate to compensate Ivera for the damages it

19 has suffered as a result of Excelsiors conduct, including pre-judgment interest and a 20 trebling of such damages due to Excelsiors willful infringement; 21 E. That Excelsior be directed to withdraw from distribution all infringing

22 products, whether in the possession of Excelsior or its distributors or retailers, and that all 23 infringing products or materials be impounded or destroyed; 24 25 F. G. For monetary damages in an amount according to proof; For interest on said damages at the legal rate from and after the date such

26 damages were incurred; 27 28 -3Complaint

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1 2 costs; 3 4 5 6 7

H.

That this is an exceptional case and for an award of Iveras attorney fees and

I.

For such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper. DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL

Plaintiff Ivera hereby demands a jury trial as to all issues that are so triable.

8 Dated: June 26, 2012 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

X-PATENTS, APC

By:

/s/Jonathan Hangartner JONATHAN HANGARTNER Attorneys for Plaintiff Ivera Medical Corporation

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Complaint

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EXHIBITA

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JS 44 (Rev. 09/11)

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CIVIL COVER SHEET

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 INSTRUCTIONS ON NEXT PAGE OF THIS FORM.)

I. (a) PLAINTIFFS
IVERA MEDICAL CORPORATION

DEFENDANTS
EXCELSIOR MEDICAL CORPORATION

(b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff San Diego


(EXCEPT IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES)

County of Residence of First Listed Defendant


NOTE: (IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES ONLY) IN LAND CONDEMNATION CASES, USE THE LOCATION OF THE TRACT OF LAND INVOLVED.

'12CV1581 LAB WMC

(c) Attorneys (Firm Name, Address, and Telephone Number)


Jonathan Hangartner, X-Patents, APC, 5670 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037; tel: (858) 454-4313

Attorneys (If Known)

II. BASIS OF JURISDICTION


1 U.S. Government Plaintiff

(Place an X in One Box Only)

III. CITIZENSHIP OF PRINCIPAL PARTIES (Place an X in One Box for Plaintiff)


(For Diversity Cases Only) PTF Citizen of This State 1 2 3 DEF 1 and One Box for Defendant) PTF DEF Incorporated or Principal Place 4 4 of Business In This State Incorporated and Principal Place of Business In Another State Foreign Nation 5 5 6

3 Federal Question (U.S. Government Not a Party) 4 Diversity (Indicate Citizenship of Parties in Item III)

U.S. Government Defendant

Citizen of Another State

Citizen or Subject of a Foreign Country

IV. NATURE OF SUIT


CONTRACT 110 Insurance 120 Marine 130 Miller Act 140 Negotiable Instrument 150 Recovery of Overpayment & Enforcement of Judgment 151 Medicare Act 152 Recovery of Defaulted Student Loans (Excl. Veterans) 153 Recovery of Overpayment of Veterans Benefits 160 Stockholders Suits 190 Other Contract 195 Contract Product Liability 196 Franchise

(Place an X in One Box Only) TORTS PERSONAL INJURY 310 Airplane 315 Airplane Product Liability 320 Assault, Libel & Slander 330 Federal Employers Liability 340 Marine 345 Marine Product Liability 350 Motor Vehicle 355 Motor Vehicle Product Liability 360 Other Personal Injury 362 Personal Injury Med. Malpractice CIVIL RIGHTS 440 Other Civil Rights 441 Voting 442 Employment 443 Housing/ Accommodations 445 Amer. w/Disabilities Employment 446 Amer. w/Disabilities Other 448 Education PERSONAL INJURY 365 Personal Injury Product Liability 367 Health Care/ Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability 368 Asbestos Personal Injury Product Liability PERSONAL PROPERTY 370 Other Fraud 371 Truth in Lending 380 Other Personal Property Damage 385 Property Damage Product Liability PRISONER PETITIONS 510 Motions to Vacate Sentence Habeas Corpus: 530 General 535 Death Penalty 540 Mandamus & Other 550 Civil Rights 555 Prison Condition 560 Civil Detainee Conditions of Confinement

FORFEITURE/PENALTY 625 Drug Related Seizure of Property 21 USC 881 690 Other

BANKRUPTCY 422 Appeal 28 USC 158 423 Withdrawal 28 USC 157 PROPERTY RIGHTS 820 Copyrights 830 Patent 840 Trademark

OTHER STATUTES 375 False Claims Act 400 State Reapportionment 410 Antitrust 430 Banks and Banking 450 Commerce 460 Deportation 470 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations 480 Consumer Credit 490 Cable/Sat TV 850 Securities/Commodities/ Exchange 890 Other Statutory Actions 891 Agricultural Acts 893 Environmental Matters 895 Freedom of Information Act 896 Arbitration 899 Administrative Procedure Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision 950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

REAL PROPERTY 210 Land Condemnation 220 Foreclosure 230 Rent Lease & Ejectment 240 Torts to Land 245 Tort Product Liability 290 All Other Real Property

LABOR 710 Fair Labor Standards Act 720 Labor/Mgmt. Relations 740 Railway Labor Act 751 Family and Medical Leave Act 790 Other Labor Litigation 791 Empl. Ret. Inc. Security Act

SOCIAL SECURITY 861 HIA (1395ff) 862 Black Lung (923) 863 DIWC/DIWW (405(g)) 864 SSID Title XVI 865 RSI (405(g))

FEDERAL TAX SUITS 870 Taxes (U.S. Plaintiff or Defendant) 871 IRSThird Party 26 USC 7609

IMMIGRATION 462 Naturalization Application 463 Habeas Corpus Alien Detainee (Prisoner Petition) 465 Other Immigration Actions

V. ORIGIN
1 Original Proceeding

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 (Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity):

(Place an X in One Box Only)

VI. CAUSE OF ACTION Brief description of cause:


Patent Infringement
DEMAND $ CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION VII. REQUESTED IN UNDER F.R.C.P. 23 COMPLAINT: VIII. RELATED CASE(S) (See instructions): JUDGE Hon. Marilyn L. Huff IF ANY
DATE SIGNATURE OF ATTORNEY OF RECORD

35 USC sec. 271

CHECK YES only if demanded in complaint: Yes No JURY DEMAND: DOCKET NUMBER 11-1115; 11-1246; 12-0954

06/26/2012
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY RECEIPT # AMOUNT

s/ Jonathan Hangartner

APPLYING IFP

JUDGE

MAG. JUDGE

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JS 44 Reverse (Rev. 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 judges 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.