Case Name: Marchese v. Milestone Systems, Inc. et al
Docket Number: 2:2012-cv-12276-NGE-MJH       
Date Filed: 5/24/2012
Judge: Hon. Nancy G. Edmunds
Status: Closed

            Joseph Marchese (“Plaintiff”) filed suit against Milestone System, Inc.  (“Defendant”) for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,891,566 and 8,185,964 both entitled “Digital Video System using Networked Cameras.” The patents generally relate to systems for accessing, recording, and displaying camera images from any of a number of remotely located cameras. Specifically, Plaintiff alleged that Defendant sold and continued to sell his patented video surveillance systems.  The sale of these systems included Greektown Casino and Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. On February 21, 2013, Defendant motioned to dismiss the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and lack of standing. However, on June 21, 2013, the honorable Judge Nancy G. Edmunds denied Defendant’s motion and found Plaintiffs have standing to pursue the action as well as granted Plaintiffs leave to file a third amended complaint. Defendants filed an answer to the third amended complaint on July 3, 2013. Oral arguments were heard by a special master on July 25, 2013 regarding the resolution of claim construction issues on the ‘566 patent. The special master issued his written report and recommendation on claim construction on August 13, 2013. The court accepted and adopted the special master’s report and recommendation on October 29, 2013. Ultimately, on October 29, 2014, the case was dismissed with prejudice based on a stipulation by the parties.