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

Filing 200

MOTION for Sanctions Motion for Discovery Sanctions Regarding Untimely Disclosed Prior Art 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, INC.’S MOTION FOR DISCOVERY SANCTIONS REGARDING UNTIMELY DISCLOSED PRIOR ART Pursuant to Rule 37(c)(1), Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. requests that this Court remedy the untimely and highly prejudicial discovery tactics employed by Defendants Google Inc., AOL Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Gannett Company, Inc., and Target Corporation (collectively “Defendants”), and strike three newly-asserted prior art references, along with the accompanying invalidity claim charts and related expert report. For the reasons set forth in the accompanying Memorandum of Law, striking these untimely references is the only meaningful remedy for Defendants’ violation of the discovery 1 rules, because any other remedy (such as an extension of time) only rewards Defendants for their obstructive conduct. Dated: August 3, 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 Dawn Rudenko Albert Charles J. Monterio, Jr. 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 CERTIFICATE OF GOOD FAITH In accordance with Local Rule 37(E), I certify that counsel conferred telephonically in good faith to resolve this dispute prior to the filing of the present Motion. /s/ Charles J. Monterio, Jr. 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 3rd day of August, 2012, the foregoing PLAINTIFF I/P ENGINE, INC.’S MOTION FOR DISCOVERY SANCTIONS REGARDING UNTIMELY DISCLOSED PRIOR ART, 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