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X-PATENTS, APC
JONATHAN HANGARTNER, Cal. Bar No. 196268
5670 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: 858-454-4313
Facsimile: 858-454-4314
jon@x-patents.com

Attorneys for Plaintiff
RM2, Inc.



UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


RM2, INC.,

Plaintiff,

v.

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,

Defendant.

Case No.


COMPLAINT


JURY TRIAL DEMANDED





Plaintiff RM2, Inc. (RM2) for its complaint against Defendant General Electric
Company (GE) avers as follows:
PARTIES
1. Plaintiff RM2 is a California company with a place of business in Vista,
California.
2. Defendant GE is a corporation with a principal place of business at 1100
Technology Drive, Billerica, Massachussetts.


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JURISDICTION
3. This is a civil action for patent infringement arising under the patent laws of the
United States of America, 35 U.S.C. 1, et seq.
4. This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of the Complaint pursuant to
28 U.S.C. 1331 & 1338.
5. This Court has personal jurisdiction over GE because GE purposefully offers
and provides the infringing products through established distribution channels into the
State of California and the Southern District of California, and is subject to general
jurisdiction in the State of California.
6. Venue is proper under 28 U.S.C. 1391(b) and (c) and 1400(b) because GE
offers the infringing products to customers in the Southern District of California and
because GE is subject to personal jurisdiction in the Southern District of California.

BACKGROUND
7. On February 6, 2007, United States Patent No. 7,173,538 B2 (the 538
patent), on an invention entitled APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR
MONITORING A DRYING PROCEDURE, was duly and legally issued by the United
States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the 538 patent is attached hereto as
Exhibit A.
8. The 538 patent has been in force and effect since its issuance. RM2 is the
owner of the entire right, title and interest in and to the 538 patent.
9. GE makes and distributes to customers throughout the United States the
HygroTrac or Protimeter HygroTrac Remote Monitoring System for remotely
monitoring moisture and temperature levels in buildings.




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COUNT I
(INFRINGEMENT OF THE 538 PATENT)
10. RM2 realleges and incorporates the previous paragraphs of this Complaint as
though set forth in full herein.
11. GE has used, offered for sale, sold, and/or imported into the United States
products, including at least the Protimeter HygroTrac Remote Monitoring System, which
literally and/or under the doctrine of equivalents infringe one or more claims of the 538
patent in violation of 35 U.S.C. 271.
12. RM2 has been damaged and has suffered irreparable injury due to acts of
infringement by GE and will continue to suffer irreparable injury unless GEs activities are
enjoined.
13. RM2 has suffered and will continue to suffer substantial damages by reason
of GEs acts of patent infringement alleged above, and RM2 is entitled to recover from GE
for the damages sustained as a result of GEs acts.

PRAYER FOR RELIEF
WHEREFORE, RM2 prays that judgment be entered by this Court in its favor and
against GE as follows:
A. That GE has infringed the 538 patent;
B. Permanently enjoining and restraining GE, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries,
servants, employees, officers, directors, attorneys and those persons in active concert with
or controlled by GE from further infringing the 538 patent;
C. For an award of damages adequate to compensate RM2 for the damages it
has suffered as a result of GEs conduct, including pre-judgment interest;
D. That GE be directed to withdraw from distribution all infringing products,
whether in the possession of GE or its distributors or retailers, and that all infringing
products or materials be impounded or destroyed;

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E. For monetary damages in an amount according to proof;
F. For interest on said damages at the legal rate from and after the date such
damages were incurred;
G. That this is an exceptional case and for an award of RM2s attorney fees and
costs;
H. For such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper.

DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
Plaintiff RM2 hereby demands a jury trial as to all issues that are so triable.


X-PATENTS, APC
By: /s/Jonathan Hangartner
Dated: September 5, 2013
JONATHAN HANGARTNER

Attorneys for Plaintiff RM2, Inc.

JS 44 (Rev. 12/12)
CIVIL COVER SHEET
The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the inIormation contained herein neither replace nor supplement the Iiling and service oI pleadings or other papers as required by law, except as
provided by local rules oI court. This Iorm, approved by the Judicial ConIerence oI the United States in September 1974, is required Ior the use oI the Clerk oI Court Ior the
purpose oI initiating the civil docket sheet. (SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON NEXT PAGE OF THIS FORM.)
I. (a) PLAINTIFFS DEFENDANTS
(b) County oI Residence oI First Listed PlaintiII County oI Residence oI First Listed DeIendant
(EXCEPT IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES) (IN U.S. PLAINTIFF CASES ONLY)
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Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are Iiling (Do not cite jurisdictional statutes unless diversity):

BrieI description oI cause:
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COMPLAINT:
u CHECK IF THIS IS A CLASS ACTION
UNDER RULE 23, F.R.Cv.P.
DEMAND $ CHECK YES only iI demanded in complaint:
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VIII. RELATED CASE(S)
IF ANY
(See instructions):
JUDGE DOCKET NUMBER
DATE SIGNATURE OF ATTORNEY OF RECORD
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
RECEIPT # AMOUNT APPLYING IFP JUDGE MAG. JUDGE
RM2, INC.
San Diego
Jonathan Hangartner, Esq., X-PATENTS, APC
5670 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: (858) 454-4313
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
35 U.S.C. sec. 1, et seq.
Patent Infringement
09/05/2013 s/ Jonathan Hangartner
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; 35:145
JS 44 Reverse (Rev. 12/12)
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required Ior the use oI the Clerk oI Court Ior the purpose oI initiating the civil docket sheet. Consequently, a civil cover sheet is submitted to the Clerk oI
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only the Iull name or standard abbreviations. II the plaintiII or deIendant is an oIIicial within a government agency, identiIy Iirst the agency and
then the oIIicial, giving both name and title.
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