GIW Industries, Inc. v. S.P.I./Mobile Pulley Works, Inc.

Filing 80

Order directing the Clerk to administratively close this case as set out. Parties to file a joint status report within 14 days of the resolution of the inter partes proceeding, as stated. Signed by Judge Kristi K. DuBose on 12/2/2011. (cmj)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION GIW INDUSTRIES, Plaintiffs, v. S.P.I./MOBILE PULLEYWORKS, INC., d/b/a STEEL PROCESSORS, INC., Defendants. ) ) ) ) CIVIL ACTION 11-00185-KD-N ) ) ) ORDER This matter is before the Court on the parties’ Status Report (Doc. 79) in response to the Court’s Order (Doc. 77). In light of the representations made by the parties regarding the potential length of time (over 36 months) for the pending inter partes reexamination in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Court finds that there is no reason at this time to maintain this case on the Court’s active docket. Accordingly, the Clerk is DIRECTED to take the necessary actions to administratively close this case for statistical purposes. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall file a Joint Status Report within 14 days of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s resolution of the inter partes proceeding, notifying the Court of the results of same. DONE and ORDERED this the 2nd day of December 2011. /s/ Kristi K. DuBose KRISTI K. DuBOSE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 1