ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis resident is suing a technology innovator and his companies, citing alleged breach of license agreement.
Mark Martin filed a complaint on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against
Michael Thomas, Rayeman Elements Inc. and Nationwide 5 LLC
alleging that Thomas commercialized his innovations without regard to the license.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as the exclusive licensee to Thomas' patents, he has been damaged and will continue to be damaged if defendants are not restrained from commercializing such patents The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Thomas allegedly authorized third parties to commercialize and/or practice his innovations and violated the exclusive rights of plaintiff in and to his patents.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order declaring him as the exclusive licensee of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,287,786, 8,876,509, 8,282,384, 8,580,175, 9,162,402, 8,287,268, 8,652,555, 9,282,764, 9,480,281 and 9,481,120; award for punitive and enhanced damages; interest and such other and further relief. He is represented by Dean L. Franklin and Jonathan G. Musch of Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Case number 4:17-cv-01000