Kelora Systems, LLC v. Target Corporation et al

Filing 332

ORDER Granting 328 Stipulation Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 21 and 15(a)(2) to Add Defendants Hewlett-Packard Company, Zappos.Com, Inc., and Audible, Inc., and to Drop Defendant Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Signed by Judge Claudia Wilken on 8/12/2011. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/12/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP ROBERT D. BECKER (Bar No. CA 160648) E-mail: rbecker@manatt.com RONALD S. KATZ (Bar No. CA 085713) E-mail: rkatz@manatt.com SHAWN G. HANSEN (Bar No. CA 197033) E-mail: shansen@manatt.com 1001 Page Mill Road, Building 2 Palo Alto, CA 94304-1006 Telephone: (650) 812-1300 Facsimile: (650) 213-0260 Attorneys for Plaintiff KELORA SYSTEMS, LLC 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 OAKLAND DIVISION 12 13 Kelora Systems, LLC, Plaintiff, 14 15 16 vs. Target Corporation, et al., Defendants. 17 No. 11-CV-1548-CW STIPULATION PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 21 AND 15(A)(2) TO ADD DEFENDANTS HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, ZAPPOS.COM, INC., AND AUDIBLE, INC., AND TO DROP DEFENDANT HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 18 19 20 I. 21 Pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 21 and 15(a)(2) and Civil L.R. 7-12, Plaintiff 22 Kelora Systems, LLC (“Kelora”), and Defendants Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. 23 (“HPDC”), and Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”), hereby stipulate to add and drop certain entities 24 related to HPDC and Amazon, as discussed further below. The remaining Defendants and 25 Counterclaimants in the above-captioned action do not oppose this Stipulation. The relief sought 26 in this Stipulation will not affect any hearing or proceeding on the Court’s calendar. 27 28 INTRODUCTION 1 II. 2 HPDC represents that it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company HEWLETT-PACKARD ENTITIES 3 (“HP”), is a holding company for Hewlett-Packard Company’s intellectual property rights, and 4 has never been involved in the hosting, operation, maintenance, development, or design of any e- 5 commerce websites, including the Accused Instrumentality that is identified in Appendix P of 6 Kelora’s Patent L.R. 3-1 Disclosure of Asserted Claims and Infringement Contentions. 7 Consistent with the Court’s guidance provided during the May 31, 2011, Case 8 Management Conference (see Tr. at p. 14), Kelora, HPDC, and HP have agreed pursuant to 9 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 21 and 15(a)(2) to add HP and drop HPDC as Defendants in this 10 11 case as follows: (1) HP is responsible for any infringement that may be found regarding the Accused 12 Instrumentalities identified in Kelora’s infringement contentions served on HPDC; in this regard 13 HP agrees to step into the shoes of HPDC and that HPDC may be treated as the correct entity for 14 purposes of the alleged infringement and liability related to such Accused Instrumentalities. 15 (2) No defense will be raised that HPDC is a necessary party for such claims. 16 (3) Kelora will be entitled to re-instate HPDC as a Defendant if any such defense is 17 asserted. 18 III. 19 Kelora’s infringement contentions regarding Amazon in Appendix K of Kelora’s Patent AMAZON ENTITIES 20 L.R. 3-1 Disclosure of Asserted Claims and Infringement Contentions identify five websites: 21 www.amazon.com, www.abebooks.com, www.audible.com, www.endless.com, and 22 www.zappos.com. Amazon represents that www.abebooks.com, www.audible.com (“Audible”), 23 and www.zappos.com (“Zappos”), are not operated by Amazon.com, Inc. As Audible and 24 Zappos are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Amazon, Kelora and Amazon agree that Audible and 25 Zappos will be added as Defendants and subject to the corresponding infringement contentions in 26 Appendix K of Kelora’s Patent L.R. 3-1 Disclosure of Asserted Claims and Infringement 27 Contentions. 28 M ANATT , P HELPS & P HILLIPS , LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW PALO ALTO 2 1 VI. 2 Submitted herewith as Exhibit A is Kelora’s proposed Second Amended Complaint 3 reflecting the changes to the parties discussed herein. Defendants that have been dismissed since 4 the filing of Kelora’s First Amended Complaint have been omitted in the draft Second Amended 5 Complaint. No other substantive changes have been made with respect to the allegations 6 regarding other Defendants. 7 PROCEDURAL MATTERS To avoid unnecessary filings on the Court’s docket, pleadings responsive to Kelora’s 8 Second Amended Complaint need only be filed by the new parties, Audible and Zappos. As HP 9 will be stepping into the shoes of HPDC, HP will adopt HPDC’s Answer and Counterclaims 10 (Docket No. 279). The previously filed Answers and Counterclaims of Defendants Target 11 Corporation (Docket No. 281), OfficeMax Incorporated (Docket No. 285), Rockler Companies, 12 Inc. (Docket No.280) , 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. (Docket No. 283), Amazon.com, Inc. (Docket 13 No. 286), Dell, Inc. (Docket No. 272), Office Depot, Inc. (Docket No. 282), Newegg Inc. (Docket 14 No. 275), Costco Wholesale Corporation (Docket No. 284), and CircuitCity.com Inc. (Docket No. 15 276), will be deemed filed in response to Kelora’s proposed Second Amended Complaint. 16 17 Kelora, HP, Audible, and Zappos will meet and confer regarding dates for initial disclosures and Patent L.R. 3-4(a) document productions by HP, Audible, and Zappos. 18 19 DATED: 20 By: /s/ Robert D. Becker Robert D. Becker Ronald S. Katz Shawn G. Hansen MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP 1001 Page Mill Road, Building 2 Palo Alto, CA 94304 Telephone: (650) 812-1300 Email: rbecker@manatt.com Email: rkatz@manatt.com Email: shansen@manatt.com 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 August 11, 2011 By: __/s/ Richard S. Zembek ___________ Dan D. Davison Richard S. Zembek Daniel S. Leventhal FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P. 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 2800 Dallas, Texas 75201-2784 Telephone: (214) 855-8000 Email: ddavison@fulbright.com Email: rzembek@fulbright.com Email: dleventhal@fulbright.com Attorneys for Plaintiff KELORA SYSTEMS, LLC Gilbert A. Greene FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI, LLP 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 1100 Austin, TX 78701-4255 Telephone: (512) 536-3097 28 M ANATT , P HELPS & P HILLIPS , LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW PALO ALTO 3 1 Email: ggreene@fulbright.com 2 John A. O’Malley FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI LLP 555 South Flower Street, 41st Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 892-9200 Email: jomalley@fulbright.com 3 4 5 Attorneys for Defendants AMAZON.COM, INC., AND HEWLETTPACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 6 7 8 SIGNATURE ATTESTATION 9 10 11 Pursuant to General Order No. 45(X)(B), I hereby certify that concurrence in the filing of this document has been obtained from the other signatory shown above. /s/Robert D. Becker 12 13 14 15 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 16 17 18 DATED: 8/11/2011 Hon. Claudia Wilken U.S. District Judge 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 M ANATT , P HELPS & P HILLIPS , LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW PALO ALTO 4 1 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that on August 11, 2011, all counsel of record who are 3 deemed to have consented to electronic service are being served, via the Court’s CM/ECF system 4 pursuant to Civil L.R. 5-4 and General Order 45, with a copy of the foregoing STIPULATION 5 PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 21 AND 15(A)(2) TO ADD DEFENDANTS HEWLETT- 6 PACKARD COMPANY, ZAPPOS.COM, INC., AND AUDIBLE, INC., AND TO DROP 7 DEFENDANT HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 8 By: /s/ Robert D. Becker Robert D. Becker 9 10 11 12 13 300363749.1 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 M ANATT , P HELPS & P HILLIPS , LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW PALO ALTO 5