Patent and Trademark Security Agreement - Coupons.com Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank NA
PATENT AND TRADEMARK SECURITY AGREEMENT
This Patent and Trademark Security Agreement (the "Agreement"), dated as of September 30, 2013, is made by and between Coupons.com Incorporated, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), having a business location at the address set forth below next to its signature, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"), having a business location at the address set forth below next to its signature.
A. Company and Wells Fargo are parties to a Credit and Security Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as amended, supplemented or restated from time to time, the "Credit Agreement"), setting forth the terms on which Wells Fargo may now or hereafter extend credit to or for the account of Company and Company's Affiliates.
B. As a condition to extending credit to or for the account of Company, Wells Fargo has required the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Company.
ACCORDINGLY, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in the Loan Documents and herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Definitions. All terms defined in the Recitals hereto or in the Credit Agreement that are not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement. In addition, the following terms have the meanings set forth below:
"Patents" means all of Company's right, title and interest in and to patents or applications for patents, fees or royalties with respect to each, and including without limitation the right to sue for past infringement and damages therefor, and licenses thereunder, all as presently existing or hereafter arising or acquired, including without limitation the patents listed on Exhibit A.
"Security Interest" has the meaning given in Section 2.
"Trademarks" means all of Company's right, title and interest in and to: (i) trademarks, service marks, collective membership marks, registrations and applications for registration for each, and the respective goodwill associated with each, (ii) licenses, fees or royalties with respect to each, (iii) the right to sue for past, present and future infringement, dilution and damages therefor, and (iv) licenses thereunder, all as presently existing or hereafter arising or acquired, including, without limitation, the marks listed on Exhibit B.
2. Security Interest. Company hereby irrevocably pledges and assigns to, and grants Wells Fargo a security interest (the "Security Interest") with power of sale to the extent permitted by this Agreement, the Credit Agreement or law, in the Patents and in the Trademarks
to secure payment of the Obligations. As set forth in the Credit Agreement, the Security Interest is coupled with a security interest in the Collateral. This Agreement grants only the Security Interest herein described, is not intended to and does not affect any present transfer of title of any trademark registration or application and makes no assignment and grants no right to assign or perform any other action with respect to any intent to use trademark application, unless such action is permitted under 15 U.S.C. §1060.
3. Representations, Warranties and Agreements. Company represents, warrants, and agrees as follows:
(a) Existence; Authority. Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its state of incorporation, and this Agreement has been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of Company.
(b) Patents. Exhibit A accurately lists all Patents owned or controlled by Company as of the date hereof, or to which Company has a right as of the date hereof to have assigned to it, and accurately reflects the existence and status of applications and letters patent pertaining to the Patents as of the date hereof. If after the date hereof, Company owns, controls or has a right to have assigned to it any Patents not listed on Exhibit A, or if Exhibit A ceases to accurately reflect the existence and status of applications and letters patent pertaining to the Patents, then Company shall within 60 days provide written notice to Wells Fargo with a replacement Exhibit A, which upon acceptance by Wells Fargo shall become part of this Agreement.
(c) Trademarks. Exhibit B accurately lists all Trademarks owned or controlled by Company as of the date hereof and accurately reflects the existence and status of Trademarks and all applications and registrations pertaining thereto as of the date hereof; provided, however, that Exhibit B need not list common law marks (i.e., Trademarks for which there are no applications or registrations) which are not material to Company's or any Affiliate's business(es). If after the date hereof, Company owns or controls any Trademarks not listed on Exhibit B (other than common law marks which are not material to Company's or any Affiliate's business(es)), or if Exhibit B ceases to accurately reflect the existence and status of applications and registrations pertaining to the Trademarks, then Company shall within 60 days provide written notice to Wells Fargo with a replacement Exhibit B, which upon acceptance by Wells Fargo shall become part of this Agreement.
(d) Affiliates. As of the date hereof, no Affiliate owns, controls, or has a right to have assigned to it any items that would, if such item were owned by Company, constitute Patents or Trademarks. If after the date hereof any Affiliate owns, controls, or has a right to have assigned to it any such items, then Company shall promptly either: (i) cause such Affiliate to assign all of its rights in such item(s) to Company; or (ii) notify Wells Fargo of such item(s) and cause such Affiliate to execute and deliver to Wells Fargo a patent and trademark security agreement substantially in the form of this Agreement.
(e) Title. Company has absolute title to each Patent and each Trademark listed on Exhibits A and B, free and clear of all Liens except Permitted Liens. Company (i) will have, at the time Company acquires any rights in Patents or Trademarks hereafter arising, absolute title to each such Patent or Trademark free and clear of all Liens except Permitted Liens, and (ii) will keep all Patents and Trademarks free and clear of all Liens except Permitted Liens.
(f) No Sale. Except as permitted in the Credit Agreement, Company will not assign, transfer, encumber or otherwise dispose of the Patents or Trademarks, or any interest therein, without Wells Fargo's prior written consent.
(g) Defense. Company will at its own expense and using commercially reasonable efforts, protect and defend the Patents and Trademarks (other than Patents and Trademarks that are no longer useful or necessary in Company's business and which are immaterial in value) against all claims or demands of all Persons other than those holding Permitted Liens.
(h) Maintenance. Company will at its own expense maintain the Patents and the Trademarks to the extent commercially reasonably advisable in its business including, but not limited to, filing all applications to obtain letters patent or trademark registrations and all affidavits, maintenance fees, annuities, and renewals possible with respect to letters patent, trademark registrations and applications therefor. Company covenants that it will not abandon nor fail to pay any maintenance fee or annuity due and payable on any Patent or Trademark (other than Patents and Trademarks that are no longer useful or necessary in Company's business and which are immaterial in value), nor fail to file any required affidavit or renewal in support thereof, without first providing Wells Fargo: (i) sufficient written notice, of at least 30 days, to allow Wells Fargo to timely pay any such maintenance fees or annuities which may become due on any Patents or Trademarks, or to file any affidavit or renewal with respect thereto, and (ii) a separate written power of attorney or other authorization to pay such maintenance fees or annuities, or to file such affidavit or renewal, should such be necessary or desirable.
(i) Wells Fargo's Right to Take Action. If Company fails to perform or observe any of its covenants or agreements set forth in this Section 3, and if such failure continues for a period of ten (10) calendar days after Wells Fargo gives Company written notice thereof (or, in the case of the agreements contained in subsection (h), immediately upon the occurrence of such failure, without notice or lapse of time), or if Company notifies Wells Fargo that it intends to abandon a Patent or Trademark, Wells Fargo may (but need not) perform or observe such covenant or agreement or take steps to prevent such intended abandonment on behalf and in the name, place and stead of Company (or, at Wells Fargo's option, in Wells Fargo's own name) and may (but need not) take any and all other actions which Wells Fargo may reasonably deem necessary to cure or correct such failure or prevent such intended abandonment.
(j) Costs and Expenses. Except to the extent that the effect of such payment would be to render any loan or forbearance of money usurious or otherwise illegal under
any applicable law, Company shall pay Wells Fargo on demand the amount of all moneys expended and all costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements) incurred by Wells Fargo in connection with or as a result of Wells Fargo's taking action under subsection (i) or exercising its rights under Section 6, together with interest thereon from the date expended or incurred by Wells Fargo at the Default Rate.
(k) Power of Attorney. To facilitate Wells Fargo's taking action under subsection (i) and exercising its rights under Section 6, Company hereby irrevocably appoints (which appointment is coupled with an interest) Wells Fargo, or its delegate, as the attorney-in-fact of Company with the right (but not the duty) from time to time to create, prepare, complete, execute, deliver, endorse or file, in the name and on behalf of Company, any and all instruments, documents, applications, financing statements, and other agreements and writings required to be obtained, executed, delivered or endorsed by Company under this Section 3, or, necessary for Wells Fargo, after an Event of Default, to enforce or use the Patents or Trademarks or to grant or issue any exclusive or non-exclusive license under the Patents or Trademarks to any third party, or to sell, assign, transfer, pledge, encumber or otherwise transfer title in or dispose of the Patents or Trademarks to any third party. Company hereby ratifies all that such attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. The power of attorney granted herein shall terminate immediately and without further action by Company or Wells Fargo upon the termination of the Credit Agreement as provided therein and the payment and performance of all Obligations.
4. Company's Use of the Patents and Trademarks. Company shall be permitted to control and manage the Patents and Trademarks, including the right to exclude others from making, using or selling items covered by the Patents and Trademarks and any licenses thereunder, in the same manner and with the same effect as if this Agreement had not been entered into, so long as no Event of Default occurs and remains uncured.
6. Remedies. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default and at any time thereafter, Wells Fargo may, at its option, take any or all of the following actions:
(a) Wells Fargo may exercise any or all remedies available under the Credit Agreement.
(b) Wells Fargo may sell, assign, transfer, pledge, encumber or otherwise dispose of the Patents and Trademarks.
(c) Wells Fargo may enforce the Patents and Trademarks and any licenses thereunder, and if Wells Fargo shall commence any suit for such enforcement, Company shall, at the request of Wells Fargo, do any and all lawful acts and execute any and all proper documents required by Wells Fargo in aid of such enforcement.
7. Miscellaneous. This Agreement can be waived, modified, terminated or discharged only explicitly in a writing signed by Wells Fargo, and amended only explicitly in a writing signed by Wells Fargo and Company. A waiver signed by Wells Fargo shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose given. Mere delay or failure to act shall not preclude the exercise or enforcement of any of Wells Fargo's rights or remedies. All rights and remedies of Wells Fargo shall be cumulative and may be exercised singularly or concurrently, at Wells Fargo's option, and the exercise or enforcement of any one such right or remedy shall neither be a condition to nor bar the exercise or enforcement of any other. All notices to be given to Company or Wells Fargo under this Agreement shall be given in the manner and with the effect provided in the Credit Agreement. Wells Fargo shall not be obligated to preserve any rights Company may have against prior parties, to realize on the Patents and Trademarks at all or in any particular manner or order, or to apply any cash proceeds of Patents and Trademarks in any particular order of application. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of Company and Wells Fargo and their respective participants, successors and assigns and shall take effect when signed by Company and delivered to Wells Fargo, and Company waives notice of Wells Fargo's acceptance hereof. Wells Fargo may execute this Agreement if appropriate for the purpose of filing, but the failure of Wells Fargo to execute this Agreement shall not affect or impair the validity or effectiveness of this Agreement. A carbon, photographic or other reproduction of this Agreement or of any financing statement signed by Company shall have the same force and effect as the original for all purposes of a financing statement. If any provision or application of this Agreement is held unlawful or unenforceable in any respect, such illegality or unenforceability shall not affect other provisions or applications which can be given effect and this Agreement shall be construed as if the unlawful or unenforceable provision or application had never been contained herein or prescribed hereby. All representations and warranties contained in this Agreement shall survive the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the creation and payment of the Obligations.
8. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE; JURY TRIAL WAIVER; ARBITRATION.
(a) CHOICE OF LAW. THE VALIDITY OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE CONSTRUCTION, INTERPRETATION, AND ENFORCEMENT OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES HERETO WITH RESPECT TO ALL MATTERS ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT AS WELL AS ALL CLAIMS, CONTROVERSIES OR DISPUTES ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE DETERMINED UNDER, GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF.
(b) VENUE. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT ALL ACTIONS OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE TRIED AND LITIGATED IN THE STATE AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY SUIT SEEKING ENFORCEMENT AGAINST ANY COLLATERAL OR OTHER
PROPERTY MAY BE BROUGHT, AT WELLS FARGO'S OPTION, IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION WHERE WELLS FARGO ELECTS TO BRING SUCH ACTION OR WHERE SUCH COLLATERAL OR OTHER PROPERTY MAY BE FOUND. EACH PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT WAIVE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT EACH MAY HAVE TO ASSERT THE DOCTRINE OF FORUM NON CONVENIENS OR TO OBJECT TO VENUE TO THE EXTENT ANY PROCEEDING IS BROUGHT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION 8(b).
(c) JURY TRIAL WAIVER. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS, IF ANY, TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OF THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED IN THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS, BREACH OF DUTY CLAIMS, AND ALL OTHER COMMON LAW OR STATUTORY CLAIMS (EACH, A "CLAIM"). EACH PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT REPRESENTS THAT EACH HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER AND EACH KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVES ITS JURY TRIAL RIGHTS FOLLOWING CONSULTATION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, A COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE FILED AS A WRITTEN CONSENT TO A TRIAL BY THE COURT.
(d) LIMITATION ON DAMAGES. NO CLAIM MAY BE MADE BY THE COMPANY AGAINST WELLS FARGO, OR ANY AFFILIATE OF WELLS FARGO OR ANY DIRECTOR, OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, COUNSEL, REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT, OR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT OF ANY OF THEM FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN RESPECT OF ANY CLAIM FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY ACT, OMISSION, OR EVENT OCCURRING IN CONNECTION HEREWITH, AND THE COMPANY HEREBY WAIVES, RELEASES, AND AGREES NOT TO SUE UPON ANY CLAIM FOR SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT ACCRUED AND WHETHER OR NOT KNOWN OR SUSPECTED TO EXIST IN ITS FAVOR.
(e) ARBITRATION. THE PARTIES HERETO AGREE, UPON DEMAND BY ANY PARTY, WHETHER MADE BEFORE THE INSTITUTION OF A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING OR NOT MORE THAN 60 DAYS AFTER SERVICE OF A COMPLAINT, THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT, CROSS-CLAIM, COUNTERCLAIM OR ANY ANSWER THERETO OR ANY AMENDMENT TO ANY OF THE ABOVE TO SUBMIT TO BINDING ARBITRATION ALL CLAIMS, DISPUTES AND CONTROVERSIES BETWEEN OR AMONG THEM (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, ATTORNEYS, AND OTHER AGENTS), WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO IN ANY WAY THIS AGREEMENT, AND THE NEGOTIATION,
EXECUTION, ADMINISTRATION, REPAYMENT, MODIFICATION, EXTENSION, SUBSTITUTION, FORMATION, INDUCEMENT, ENFORCEMENT, DEFAULT OR TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
(f) GOVERNING RULES. ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING WILL (I) PROCEED IN A LOCATION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA SELECTED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION ("AAA"); (II) BE GOVERNED BY THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT (TITLE 9 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE); AND (III) BE CONDUCTED BY THE AAA, OR SUCH OTHER ADMINISTRATOR AS THE PARTIES SHALL MUTUALLY AGREE UPON, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AAA'S COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES, UNLESS THE CLAIM OR COUNTERCLAIM IS AT LEAST $1,000,000.00 EXCLUSIVE OF CLAIMED INTEREST, ARBITRATION FEES AND COSTS IN WHICH CASE THE ARBITRATION SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AAA'S OPTIONAL PROCEDURES FOR LARGE, COMPLEX COMMERCIAL DISPUTES (THE COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES OR THE OPTIONAL PROCEDURES FOR LARGE, COMPLEX COMMERCIAL DISPUTES TO BE REFERRED TO HEREIN, AS APPLICABLE, AS THE "RULES"). IF THERE IS ANY INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE TERMS HEREOF AND THE RULES, THE TERMS AND PROCEDURES SET FORTH HEREIN SHALL CONTROL. ANY PARTY WHO FAILS OR REFUSES TO SUBMIT TO ARBITRATION FOLLOWING A DEMAND BY ANY OTHER PARTY SHALL BEAR ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES INCURRED BY SUCH OTHER PARTY IN COMPELLING ARBITRATION OF ANY DISPUTE. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A WAIVER BY ANY PARTY THAT IS A BANK OF THE PROTECTIONS AFFORDED TO IT UNDER 12 U.S.C. §91 OR ANY SIMILAR APPLICABLE STATE LAW.
(g) NO WAIVER OF PROVISIONAL REMEDIES, SELF-HELP AND FORECLOSURE. THE ARBITRATION REQUIREMENT DOES NOT LIMIT THE RIGHT OF ANY PARTY BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER THE PENDENCY OF ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING TO (I) FORECLOSE AGAINST REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY COLLATERAL; (II) EXERCISE SELF-HELP REMEDIES RELATING TO COLLATERAL OR PROCEEDS OF COLLATERAL SUCH AS SETOFF OR REPOSSESSION; OR (III) OBTAIN PROVISIONAL OR ANCILLARY REMEDIES SUCH AS REPLEVIN, WRIT OF POSSESSION, INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, ATTACHMENT, GARNISHMENT OR THE APPOINTMENT OF A RECEIVER. THIS EXCLUSION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THE RIGHT OR OBLIGATION OF ANY PARTY TO SUBMIT ANY DISPUTE TO ARBITRATION OR REFERENCE HEREUNDER, INCLUDING THOSE ARISING FROM THE EXERCISE OF THE ACTIONS DETAILED IN SECTIONS (I), (II) AND (III) OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
(h) ARBITRATOR QUALIFICATIONS AND POWERS. ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING IN WHICH THE AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY IS $5,000,000.00 OR LESS WILL BE DECIDED BY A SINGLE ARBITRATOR
SELECTED ACCORDING TO THE RULES, AND WHO SHALL NOT RENDER AN AWARD OF GREATER THAN $5,000,000.00. ANY DISPUTE IN WHICH THE AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY EXCEEDS $5,000,000.00 SHALL BE DECIDED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF A PANEL OF THREE ARBITRATORS; PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT ALL THREE ARBITRATORS MUST ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN ALL HEARINGS AND DELIBERATIONS, EXCEPT THAT A SINGLE ARBITRATOR MAY DECIDE PRE-HEARING DISCOVERY DISPUTES. THE ARBITRATOR(S) WILL BE A NEUTRAL ATTORNEY LICENSED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA OR A NEUTRAL RETIRED JUDGE OF THE STATE OR FEDERAL JUDICIARY OF CALIFORNIA, IN EITHER CASE WITH A MINIMUM OF TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE SUBSTANTIVE LAW APPLICABLE TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE DISPUTE TO BE ARBITRATED. THE ARBITRATOR(S) WILL DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT AN ISSUE IS ARBITRATABLE AND WILL GIVE EFFECT TO THE STATUTES OF LIMITATION OR REPOSE IN DETERMINING ANY CLAIM. IN ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING THE ARBITRATOR(S) WILL DECIDE (BY DOCUMENTS ONLY OR WITH A HEARING AT THE ARBITRATOR'S DISCRETION) ANY PRE-HEARING MOTIONS WHICH ARE SIMILAR TO MOTIONS TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM OR MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION. THE ARBITRATOR(S) SHALL RESOLVE ALL DISPUTES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SUBSTANTIVE LAW OF CALIFORNIA AND MAY GRANT ANY REMEDY OR RELIEF THAT A COURT OF SUCH STATE COULD ORDER OR GRANT WITHIN THE SCOPE HEREOF AND SUCH ANCILLARY RELIEF AS IS NECESSARY TO MAKE EFFECTIVE ANY AWARD. THE ARBITRATOR(S) SHALL ALSO HAVE THE POWER TO AWARD RECOVERY OF ALL COSTS AND FEES, TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS AND TO TAKE SUCH OTHER ACTION AS THE ARBITRATOR(S) DEEMS NECESSARY TO THE SAME EXTENT A JUDGE COULD PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE, THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE OR OTHER APPLICABLE LAW. JUDGMENT UPON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR(S) MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION. THE INSTITUTION AND MAINTENANCE OF AN ACTION FOR JUDICIAL RELIEF OR PURSUIT OF A PROVISIONAL OR ANCILLARY REMEDY SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THE RIGHT OF ANY PARTY, INCLUDING THE PLAINTIFF, TO SUBMIT THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM TO ARBITRATION IF ANY OTHER PARTY CONTESTS SUCH ACTION FOR JUDICIAL RELIEF.
(i) DISCOVERY. IN ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING, DISCOVERY WILL BE PERMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES. ALL DISCOVERY SHALL BE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO MATTERS DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO THE DISPUTE BEING ARBITRATED AND MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 20 DAYS BEFORE THE HEARING DATE. ANY REQUESTS FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE DISCOVERY PERIODS, OR ANY DISCOVERY DISPUTES, WILL BE SUBJECT TO FINAL DETERMINATION BY THE ARBITRATOR(S) UPON A SHOWING THAT THE REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE
PARTY'S PRESENTATION AND THAT NO ALTERNATIVE MEANS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.
(j) CLASS PROCEEDINGS AND CONSOLIDATIONS. NO PARTY HERETO SHALL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE DISPUTES BY OR AGAINST OTHERS IN ANY ARBITRATION, EXCEPT PARTIES WHO HAVE EXECUTED THIS AGREEMENT, OR TO INCLUDE IN ANY ARBITRATION ANY DISPUTE AS A REPRESENTATIVE OR MEMBER OF A CLASS, OR TO ACT IN ANY ARBITRATION IN THE INTEREST OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY.
(k) PAYMENT OF ARBITRATION COSTS AND FEES. THE ARBITRATOR(S) SHALL AWARD ALL COSTS AND EXPENSES OF THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING.
(l) REAL PROPERTY COLLATERAL; JUDICIAL REFERENCE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, NO DISPUTE SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION IF THE DISPUTE CONCERNS INDEBTEDNESS SECURED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY ANY REAL PROPERTY UNLESS (I) THE HOLDER OF THE MORTGAGE, LIEN OR SECURITY INTEREST SPECIFICALLY ELECTS IN WRITING TO PROCEED WITH THE ARBITRATION, OR (II) ALL PARTIES TO THE ARBITRATION WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR BENEFITS THAT MIGHT ACCRUE TO THEM BY VIRTUE OF THE SINGLE ACTION RULE STATUTE OF CALIFORNIA, THEREBY AGREEING THAT ALL INDEBTEDNESS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES, AND ALL MORTGAGES, LIENS AND SECURITY INTERESTS SECURING SUCH INDEBTEDNESS AND OBLIGATIONS, SHALL REMAIN FULLY VALID AND ENFORCEABLE. IF ANY SUCH DISPUTE IS NOT SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION, THE DISPUTE SHALL BE REFERRED TO A REFEREE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 638 ET SEQ., AND THIS GENERAL REFERENCE AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO BE SPECIFICALLY ENFORCEABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAID SECTION 638. A REFEREE WITH THE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED HEREIN FOR ARBITRATORS SHALL BE SELECTED PURSUANT TO THE AAA'S SELECTION PROCEDURES. JUDGMENT UPON THE DECISION RENDERED BY A REFEREE SHALL BE ENTERED IN THE COURT IN WHICH SUCH PROCEEDING WAS COMMENCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTIONS 644 AND 645.
(m) MISCELLANEOUS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THE AAA, THE ARBITRATOR(S) AND THE PARTIES SHALL TAKE ALL ACTION REQUIRED TO CONCLUDE ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING WITHIN 180 DAYS OF THE FILING OF THE DISPUTE WITH THE AAA. NO ARBITRATOR(S) OR OTHER PARTY TO AN ARBITRATION PROCEEDING MAY DISCLOSE THE EXISTENCE, CONTENT OR RESULTS THEREOF, EXCEPT FOR DISCLOSURES
OF INFORMATION BY A PARTY REQUIRED IN THE CONNECTION WITH FINANCIAL REPORTING IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF ITS BUSINESS OR BY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. IF MORE THAN ONE AGREEMENT FOR ARBITRATION BY OR BETWEEN THE PARTIES POTENTIALLY APPLIES TO A DISPUTE, THE ARBITRATION PROVISION MOST DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE DISPUTE SHALL CONTROL. THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION SHALL SURVIVE TERMINATION, AMENDMENT OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PARTIES.
(n) WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY AGREEING TO BINDING ARBITRATION THEY HAVE IRREVOCABLY WAIVED THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION, CLAIM OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF ANY DISPUTE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT OR DOCUMENT DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH, ANY RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER OR THEREUNDER, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF SUCH RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. THIS PROVISION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE PARTIES ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Patent and Trademark Security Agreement as of the date written above.
|Coupons.com Incorporated||COUPONS.COM INCORPORATED|
400 Logue Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
|Attn: Richard Hornstein||Print Name:||Steven R. Boal|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201
Attn: Relationship Manager –Coupons.com
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
|Print Name:||Wai Y. Cheng|