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

Filing 335

MOTION in Limine Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc.'s Third Motion in Limine to Exclude Improper Prior Art Evidence 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 THIRD MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE IMPROPER PRIOR ART EVIDENCE Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. (“I/P Engine”) moves to exclude the testimony of Messrs. Culliss, Ortega, and Rose, who are inventors of three different prior art patents that the Defendants plans to use to support their invalidity case. In its Rule 26(b)(3) Pretrial Disclosures, Defendants identified Messrs. Culliss and Ortega as “will call” witnesses, and Mr. Rose as a “may call” witness. Google previously identified these individuals as “prior art witnesses,” but has not otherwise provided any disclosure as to the subject matter of their testimony. DSMDB-3099948v1 As explained in the attached brief, any testimony from Messrs. Culliss, Ortega, and Rose would violate on or more of Rules 402, 403, or 701. Their testimony should therefore be precluded. Dated: September 21, 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 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 DSMDB-3099948v1 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 21st day of September, 2012, the foregoing PLAINTIFF I/P ENGINE’S THIRD MOTION IN LIMINE TO EXCLUDE IMPROPER PRIOR ART EVIDENCE, 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 3 DSMDB-3099948v1