I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL, Inc. et al

Filing 117

MOTION to Compel Plaintiff I/P Engine's Motion to Compel Defendant Google, Inc.'s Custodial Document Production by I/P Engine, Inc.. (Sherwood, Jeffrey)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA NORFOLK DIVISION __________________________________________ ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) AOL, INC. et al., ) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) I/P ENGINE, INC., Civ. Action No. 2:11-cv-512 PLAINTIFF I/P ENGINE’S MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT GOOGLE INC.’S CUSTODIAL DOCUMENT PRODUCTION Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. (“I/P Engine”) moves to compel Google to produce its custodial document production responsive to I/P Engine’s pending discovery requests. More than six months ago, on November 7, 2011, I/P Engine, Inc. (“I/P Engine”) served on its initial document requests upon Defendant Google Inc. (“Google”). Those document requests were served pursuant to a stipulated agreement between the parties, whereby I/P Engine agreed to early disclosure of its infringement contentions, and Defendants agreed to engage in early document discovery. I/P Engine kept its part of the agreement. Six months later, however, Google has not produced a single custodial document, even though it acknowledges that it has collected those documents. I/P Engine repeatedly has been requesting Google for these documents, but without success. On April 9, 2012, Google for the first time identified a target date for the production of those documents: June 15, 2012 – more than eight months after DSMDB-3048587 service of I/P Engine’s document requests, and only a month before I/P Engine’s expert reports are due. For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum of Law, I/P Engine asks this Court to compel Google to produce all relevant, non-privileged documents relating to I/P Engine’s pending document requests including its custodial documents by no later than April 30, 2012. Dated: April 11, 2012 By: /s/ Jeffrey K. Sherwood Donald C. Schultz (Virginia Bar No. 30531) W. Ryan Snow (Virginia Bar No. 47423) CRENSHAW, WARE & MARTIN PLC 150 West Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 623-3000 Facsimile: (757) 623-5735 Jeffrey K. Sherwood (Virginia Bar No. 19222) Frank C. Cimino, Jr. Kenneth W. Brothers DeAnna Allen DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 1825 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 420-2200 Facsimile: (202) 420-2201 Counsel for Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. 2 DSMDB-3048587 CERTIFICATE OF GOOD FAITH In accordance with Local Rule 37(E), I certify that counsel conferred in good faith to resolve this dispute prior to the filing of the present Motion. Counsel’s meet-and-confer efforts are set forth in the Factual Background section of I/P Engine’s accompanying memorandum, and included multiple correspondence and telephonic meet-and-confers. /s/Kenneth W. Brothers Kenneth W. Brothers 3 DSMDB-3048587 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 11th day of April, 2012, the foregoing PLAINTIFF I/P ENGINE’S MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANT GOOGLE INC.’S CUSTODIAL DOCUMENT PRODUCTION, was served via the Court’s CM/ECF system, on the following: Stephen Edward Noona Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. 150 W Main St Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 senoona@kaufcan.com David Bilsker David Perlson Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP 50 California Street, 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 davidbilsker@quinnemanuel.com davidperlson@quinnemanuel.com Robert L. Burns Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Two Freedom Square 11955 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190 robert.burns@finnegan.com Cortney S. Alexander Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 3500 SunTrust Plaza 303 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 94111 cortney.alexander@finnegan.com /s/ Jeffrey K. Sherwood 4 DSMDB-3048587