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

Filing 413

MOTION to Expedite and Memorandum in Support of Motion to Expedite Briefing on Motion to Dismiss ((Dkt. No. 293)) by AOL Inc., Gannett Company, Inc., Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Target Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Noona, Stephen)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA NORFOLK DIVISION I/P ENGINE, INC. Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-512 AOL INC., et al., Defendants. MOTION AND MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO EXPEDITE BRIEFING ON DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS The Defendants Google, Inc., Target Corporation, IAC Search & Media, Inc., Gannet Co., Inc. and AOL Inc. (collectively “Defendants”), respectfully move this Court to expedite the briefing on the Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss (Dkt. No. 293), and in support thereof, state as follows: 1. Trial in this matter before a jury is scheduled to begin on October 16, 2012 and the Final Pretrial Conference is scheduled for October 5, 2012. 2. The Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. No. 293), filed September 21, 2102, seeks to dismiss several defendants because the Plaintiff has failed to establish subject matter jurisdiction over those defendants, a prerequisite for proceeding to trial. 3. The Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss presently will not be fully briefed until after the Final Pretrial Conference. Because the resolution of this matter will materially impact trial, the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss needs to be briefed in an expeditious manner to insure that issue is completed prior to the Final Pretrial and resolved prior to trial. 4. The parties have agreed to and this Court has ordered a more expeditious briefing schedule for the parties’ respective Motions in Limine and Daubert Motions (Dkt. No. 290) to accomplish this same goal. In addition, for this same reason, this Court has expedited several discovery sanctions motions that were filed on the same day as Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. No. 291). 5. Defendants have requested that the Plaintiff agree to fully brief these issues by October 4, 2012, with its Opposition due on October 1, 2012, and Defendants’ Reply Brief due on October 4, 2102. Plaintiff has refused. WHEREFORE, Defendants request that this Court expedite the briefing of Defendants’ Motion To Dismiss (Dkt. No. 293) to require the parties to filly brief the motion by October 4, 2012, with Plaintiff’s Opposition due on October 1, 2012, and Defendants’ Reply Brief due on October 4, 2102. DATED: September 25, 2012 /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624.3000 Facsimile: (757) 624.3169 senoona@kaufcan.com David Bilsker David A. Perlson QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART & SULLIVAN, LLP 50 California Street, 22nd Floor San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 875-6600 Facsimile: (415) 875-6700 davidbilsker@quinnemanuel.com davidperlson@quinnemanuel.com 01980.51928/4977663.1 2 Counsel for Google Inc., Target Corporation, IAC Search & Media, Inc., and Gannett Co., Inc. By: /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 W. Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624-3000 Facsimile: (757) 624-3169 Robert L. Burns FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP Two Freedom Square 11955 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190 Telephone: (571) 203-2700 Facsimile: (202) 408-4400 Cortney S. Alexander FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP 3500 SunTrust Plaza 303 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 94111 Telephone: (404) 653-6400 Facsimile: (415) 653-6444 Counsel for Defendant AOL Inc. 01980.51928/4977663.1 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on September 25, 2012, I will electronically file the foregoing with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system, which will send a notification of such filing (NEF) to the following: Jeffrey K. Sherwood Kenneth W. Brothers DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 1825 Eye Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 420-2200 Facsimile: (202) 420-2201 sherwoodj@dicksteinshapiro.com brothersk@dicksteinshapiro.com Donald C. Schultz W. Ryan Snow Steven Stancliff CRENSHAW, WARE & MARTIN, P.L.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 1500 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 623-3000 Facsimile: (757) 623-5735 dschultz@cwm-law.cm wrsnow@cwm-law.com sstancliff@cwm-law.com Counsel for Plaintiff, I/P Engine, Inc. /s/ Stephen E. Noona Stephen E. Noona Virginia State Bar No. 25367 KAUFMAN & CANOLES, P.C. 150 West Main Street, Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 624.3000 Facsimile: (757) 624.3169 senoona@kaufcan.com 11944677v1 11942671v1 01980.51928/4977663.1 4