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

Filing 704

Defendants' Proposed Pre-Trial Jury Instructions Proposed Jury Instructions by AOL Inc., Gannett Company, Inc., Google Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Target Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(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. DEFENDANTS’ PROPOSED PRE-TRIAL JURY INSTRUCTIONS Defendants Google, Inc., AOL Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Gannett Co., Inc., and Target Corp. (“Defendants”) submit the following proposed pre-trial jury instructions to be considered in response to the pre-trial instructions proposed by Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. (“I/P Engine”).1 A set with citations is attached as Exhibit 1 and a set without citations is attached as Exhibit 2. Defendants respectfully submit that I/P Engine’s proposed pre-trial instructions are unnecessarily complicated, potentially confusing to the jury, and provide incomplete guidance regarding the substantive issues that they must decide. Defendants’ proposed pre-trial jury instructions streamline the amount of information that the jury will hear at the outset of the case, and provide clearer guidance regarding the procedures the jury must follow and what they should expect over the course of trial. For these reasons, Defendants respectfully request that the Court adopt the attached set of pre-trial jury instructions. 1 Defendants understood the Court and parties would be relying upon base pre-trial jury instructions similar to those from the ActiveVideo Networks, Inc. v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al., CA No. 2:10-cv-248 (E.D. Va.) case. As a result of the Plaintiff’s proposed pre-trial instructions, Defendants offer this set as a response for consideration. DATED: October 12, 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 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. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on October 12, 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 11981601v1