Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC v. Softlayer Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 216

ANSWER to 197 Answer to Amended Complaint, Counterclaim by Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC.(Cawley, Douglas)

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION BEDROCK COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Plaintiff, v. SOFTLAYER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., et al. Defendants. CASE NO. 6:09-cv-269 Jury Trial Demanded PLAINTIFF'S REPLY TO DEFENDANT YAHOO! INC.'S ANSWER TO BEDROCK'S SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT, AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES, COUNTERCLAIMS, AND JURY DEMAND Plaintiff Bedrock Computer Technologies LLC ("Bedrock") files this Reply to Defendant Yahoo! Inc.'s ("Yahoo!") Answer to Bedrock's Second Amended Complaint, Affirmative Defenses, Counterclaims, and Jury Demand served on April 30, 2010 (Dkt. No. 197). All allegations not expressly admitted are denied. The first set of paragraphs marked 1-31 of Yahoo!'s Answer do not require a response. AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES 1. Bedrock incorporates by reference the allegations in its Second Amended Complaint for Patent Infringement (Dkt. No. 191) in response to each and every of Yahoo!'s Affirmative Defenses. 2. Defense. 3. Defense. 1 Dallas 302376v1 Bedrock denies the allegations contained within Yahoo!'s First Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained within Yahoo!'s Second Affirmative 4. Defense. 5. Defense. 6. Defense. 7. Defense. 8. Defense. Bedrock denies the allegations contained within Yahoo!'s Third Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained within Yahoo!'s Fourth Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained within Yahoo!'s Fifth Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained within Yahoo!'s Sixth Affirmative Bedrock denies the allegations contained within Yahoo!'s Seventh Affirmative RESPONSE TO COUNTERCLAIMS 9. Bedrock incorporates by reference the allegations in its Second Amended Complaint for Patent Infringement (Dkt. No. 191) in response to each and every of Yahoo!'s Counterclaims. 10. 11. 12. Bedrock admits the allegations of Paragraph 39 of the Counterclaims. Bedrock admits the allegations of Paragraph 40 of the Counterclaims. Bedrock admits that this Court has jurisdiction as alleged in Paragraph 41 of the Counterclaims but denies that Yahoo! is entitled to any relief requested. 13. 14. 15. 16. Bedrock admits the allegations of Paragraph 42 of the Counterclaims. Bedrock admits the allegations of Paragraph 43 of the Counterclaims. Bedrock admits the allegations of Paragraph 44 of the Counterclaims. Paragraph 45 of the Counterclaims does not require a response. 2 Dallas 302376v1 17. Bedrock admits that it asserts that Yahoo! infringes the '120 Patent and that an actual case or controversy exists between the parties. Bedrock denies the remainder of the allegations of Paragraph 46 of the Counterclaims. 18. 19. 20. Bedrock denies the allegations of Paragraph 47 of the Counterclaims. Paragraph 48 of the Counterclaims does not require a response. Bedrock admits that it asserts that Yahoo! infringes the '120 Patent, that the '120 Patent is currently undergoing ex parte reexamination at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and that an actual case or controversy exists between the parties. Bedrock denies the remainder of the allegations of Paragraph 49 of the Counterclaims. 21. 22. Bedrock denies the allegations of Paragraph 50 of the Counterclaims. Bedrock denies the allegations of Paragraph 51 of the Counterclaims. DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL Bedrock respectfully demands a jury trial of all issues triable to a jury in this action. PRAYER FOR RELIEF Bedrock incorporates by reference the Prayer for Relief set forth in Bedrock's Second Amended Complaint for Patent Infringement. Bedrock denies that Yahoo! is entitled to any relief. 3 Dallas 302376v1 DATED: May 24, 2010 Respectfully submitted, McKOOL SMITH, P.C. /s/ Douglas A. Cawley Sam F. Baxter Texas Bar No. 01938000 McKOOL SMITH, P.C. sbaxter@mckoolsmith.com 104 E. Houston Street, Suite 300 P.O. Box 0 Marshall, Texas 75670 Telephone: (903) 923-9000 Facsimile: (903) 923-9099 Douglas A. Cawley, Lead Attorney Texas Bar No. 04035500 dcawley@mckoolsmith.com Theodore Stevenson, III Texas Bar No. 19196650 tstevenson@mckoolsmith.com J. Austin Curry Texas Bar No. 24059636 acurry@mckoolsmith.com Jonathan R. Yim Texas Bar No. 24066317 jyim@mckoolsmith.com McKOOL SMITH, P.C. 300 Crescent Court, Suite 1500 Dallas, Texas 75201 Telephone: 214-978-4000 Facsimile: 214-978-4044 Robert M. Parker Texas Bar No. 15498000 Robert Christopher Bunt Texas Bar No. 00787165 PARKER, BUNT & AINSWORTH, P.C. 100 E. Ferguson, Suite 1114 Tyler, Texas 75702 Telephone: 903-531-3535 Facsimile: 903-533-9687 E-mail: rmparker@pbatyler.com E-mail: rcbunt@pbatyler.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF BEDROCK COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES LLC 4 Dallas 302376v1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was filed electronically in compliance with Local Rule CV-5(a). As such, this document was served on all counsel who have consented to electronic service on May 24, 2010. Local Rule CV-5(a)(3)(A). /s/ Jonathan R. Yim Jonathan R. Yim 5 Dallas 302376v1