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Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-05731-JS-AKT, the Hon. Joanna Seybert presiding.
Filed on Nov. 27, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York;

Plaintiffs

v.
Smartwater
Pierce Artwood, LLP; Street, MD
Jeffrey E. Francis

Kirkland & Ellis; New York, NY
David S. Brafman

Pierce Atwood, LLP; Street, MD
Joseph Maraia

Defendants

Applied Dna Sciences
Lott & Fischer; Coral Gables, FL
Ury Fischer
Stephen David Lott

Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP; New York, NY
James R. Crawford
Joseph P. Zammit

Patents in case

  • 5,811,152: “Method of identifying a surface” by Cleary and assigned to Smartwater Limited. Prosecuted by Dennison, Meserole, Pollack & Scheiner. Includes 17 claims (2 indep.). Was application 08/762,834. Filed 12/10/1996 & Granted 9/22/1998.
  • 5,605,650: “Security of articles, goods, vehicles or premises” by Cleary and assigned to Probe FX Patents Limited. Prosecuted by Dennison, Meserole, Pollack & Scheiner. Includes 21 claims (2 indep.). Was application 08/211,245. Filed 3/30/1994 & Granted 2/25/1997.

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