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

Filing 835

MOTION for Judgment under Rule 52(B) and a New Trial under Rule 59 by I/P Engine, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(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 JUDGMENT UNDER RULE 52(B) AND A NEW TRIAL UNDER RULE 59 Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. (“I/P Engine”) respectfully moves this Court, pursuant to Rule 52(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to amend its findings regarding laches and, pursuant to Rule 59 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, vacate the jury’s responses to question III.C of the verdict form and order a new trial to determine the amount of damages accrued from September 15, 2005. The jury’s findings on infringement, validity, running royalty, and the 3.5% rate, should remain undisturbed. I/P Engine respectfully submits that this Court made procedural and substantive errors in making its laches determination. The errors and law supporting judgment as a matter of law under Rule 52(b) and a new trial under rule 59 are 1 set forth in the accompanying Memorandum of Law. For at least these reasons, this Court should reverse its findings regarding laches and grant a new trial on the amount of damages accrued from September 15, 2005. Dated: December 18, 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 SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 18th day of December, 2012, the foregoing PLAINTIFF I/P ENGINE, INC.’S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF ITS MOTION FOR JUDGMENT UNDER RULE 52(B) AND FOR NEW TRIAL UNDER RULE 59, 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