Openwave Systems Inc. v. Myriad France S.A.S.

Filing 73

ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY HEARING ON FEBRUARY 28, 2011. Signed by Judge Alsup on March 7, 2011. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/7/2011)

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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 28 Farclla Braun & Martel LLP Russ Building, 301h Floor 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 954-4400 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION OPENWAVE SYSTEMS INC., Plaintiff, v. MYRIAD FRANCE, S.A.S., Defendant. MYRIAD FRANCE, S.A.S., Counterclaimant, v. OPENWAVE SYSTEMS INC., Counterdefendant. Case No. CV-10-2805 (WHA) [JOINT PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY HEARING OF FEBRUARY 28, 2011 Upon the motion of Myriad France, S.A.S. ("Myriad") to compel further production of documents and interrogatory responses [Docket No. 57], and considering the opposition of Openwave Systems, Inc. ("Openwave") [Docket No. 60] as well as arguments of all counsel, the Court ORDERS as follows: [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY - CV-10-2805 1. Myriad's Document Request Nos. 6-9 are quashed. Myriad may serve a reasonable and narrowly-drawn reformulation of Request No. 6 on or before Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Openwave's response shall be due within two weeks after service. 2. Openwave will produce or log as privileged all documents responsive to Myriad's Document Request No. 5 as limited by agreement of the parties: "all pre-closing documents reflecting licensing discussions or offers for sale relating to any of the Identified Missing Assigned Patents." 3. Regarding Myriad's Document Request No. 16, calling for "Documents sufficient to Identify by patent number each patent and patent application owned by You prior to June 27, 2008 in each of the three 'key patent families' listed on page 5 of Exhibit 1," Openwave represented to the Court through counsel that "no nonprivileged responsive documents" exist. [Tr. of 2/28/11 at 15:21-22.] 4. Regarding Myriad's Document Request No. 17, the Court reformulates this request into the following interrogatory: "State with as much specificity as possible what the 42 issued, allowed, and pending patents were that were referred to in slide 5 of the presentation entitled "Overview of Client Business," attached as Exhibit 1 to Defendant's Answer to Second Amended Complaint and Second Amended Counterclaim [Dkt. No. 52], and why they were referred to." Openwave shall serve its response to this interrogatory within two weeks. 5. Regarding Myriad's Interrogatory No. 2, the Court reformulates this interrogatory to read as follows: "Identify and describe the meaning or definition that you contend should be given to the term "cover" as that term is used in Section 1.3 of the IPLA, including, without limitation, an Identification of: (a) all facts, circumstances or other foundation that support your meaning or definition; and (b) all documents that you rely upon to support its meaning or definition." Both parties must simultaneously exchange verified responses by e-mail on Friday, FSF·118 IiII·1111 LI·r151 LLP WWI 901101n O. 3001 FICOF 235 Llan1P 5 . 5, I 305. [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY - CV-10-2805 2 Son nen... CA 95104 T·lophone . 015) 951-1400 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 Serena amen a Mane, UP Suss Su112152, 2315 HOW 235 efinelpareela SO·31 San Randle, CA 94104 Telephone 14151 9544400 March 11, 2011, at exactly 12:00 p.m. PST. These responses must include the parties' rationales for their definitions of "cover." [Tr. at 26:8-15.] 6. Within two weeks, Openwave will produce either documents or a privilege log for materials created between January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 that indicate what patents or patent applications are needed to cover the products and services of the client mobile handset business being sold. [Tr. at 40:22-25.] IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: March 7 , 2011 The Hon. William Alsup United States District Judge DATED: March 3, 2011 Respectfully Submitted, FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP By: /s/ Andrew Leibnitz Andrew Leibnitz Attorneys for Defendant MYRIAD FRANCE, S.A.S. MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP By: /s/ Brett M. Schuman Brett M. Schuman Attorneys for Plaintiff OPENWAVE SYSTEMS INC. [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY - CV-10-2805 3

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