Network Appliance Inc. v. Sun Microsystems Inc

Filing 295

STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING Deadline for File Motions to Compel re 293 . Signed by Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on 5/5/09. (lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/5/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 MATTHEW D. POWERS (Bar No. 104795) matthew.powers@weil.com EDWARD R. REINES (Bar No. 135960) edward.reines@weil.com JEFFREY G. HOMRIG (Bar No. 215890) jeffrey.homrig@weil.com JILL J. HO (Bar No. 236349) jill.ho@weil.com WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 201 Redwood Shores Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Telephone: (650) 802-3000 Facsimile: (650) 802-3100 Attorneys for Plaintiff-Counterclaim Defendant NETAPP, INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION NETWORK APPLIANCE, INC. Plaintiff-Counterclaim Defendant, v. SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. Defendant-Counterclaim Plaintiff. In its February 12, 2008 Case Management Scheduling Order, the Court specified that motions to compel non-expert discovery must be filed within the time limits contained in Civil Local Rule 26-2, which provides that motions must be filed within 7 court days of the close of discovery. Order (Docket Entry 20), at 2a; Civil Local Rule 26-2. In its November 18, 2008 Order, the Court set April 24, 2009 as the close of fact discovery concerning certain of the patents-in-suit. 1 As a result, the deadline for filing motions to compel concerning fact discovery related to these patents is May 5, 2009. The parties (between themselves and with third-parties) have been, and continue to be, 1 Case No. 3:07-CV-06053-EDL STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER EXTENDING DEADLINE TO FILE MOTIONS TO COMPEL 28 The parties have agreed that a certain number of depositions that were noticed prior to the close of discovery, but that could not be scheduled prior to that deadline, may proceed prior to June 19, 2009. STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO EXTEND DEADLINES TO FILE MOTIONS TO COMPEL 1 CASE NO. 3:07-CV-6053 EDL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 engaged in what appear to be fruitful negotiations concerning their respective discovery responses. However, the volume of issues to work through is such that the meet-and-confer process is not yet complete. In light of this, the parties are concerned that, if this filing deadline is not continued, a multitude of discovery issues will be raised with the Court unnecessarily. Because the parties believe that continued discussions are likely to resolve many or all of the currently pending disputes, they hereby stipulate through their respective counsel of record, subject to the Court's approval, that the deadline for filing motions to compel discovery that is subject to the April 24, 2009 fact discovery cutoff be continued until May 22, 2009. Dated: May 4, 2009 WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP By: /s/ Jeffrey G. Homrig MATTHEW D. POWERS EDWARD R. REINES JEFFREY G. HOMRIG JILL J. HO Attorneys for Plaintiff, NETAPP, INC. Dated: May 4, 2009 DLA PIPER LLP (US) By: /s/ Christine K. Corbett MARK D. FOWLER CLAYTON THOMPSON DAVID ALBERTI CHRISTINE K. CORBETT YAKOV M. ZOLOTOREV CARRIE L. WILLIAMSON Attorneys for Defendant, SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 Dated: May ___, 2009 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO EXTEND DEADLINES TO FILE MOTIONS TO COMPEL 2 ER N F D IS T IC T O R CASEC 3:07-CV-6053 EDL NO. A LI FO lizab Judge E a eth D. L porte R NIA DERED SO OR UNITEDT IS I STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE NO UNIT ED S S DISTRICT TE C TA RT U O RT H

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