Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc.
ORDER REGARDING RULE 706 EXPERTS. Signed by Judge Alsup on July 5, 2011. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/5/2011)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ORACLE AMERICA, INC.,
RULE 706 EXPERTS
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
No. C 10-03561 WHA
In order to be in a position to appoint a damages expert under FRE 706, counsel shall
agree on two qualified candidates in this district and jointly call them to make sure they would be
available and have no conflicts. After vetting the two candidates, counsel shall submit the two
names and resumes to the Court by JULY 26, 2011. The Court will then tentatively pick one of
Due to the large damages at issue, the Court tentatively plans to use the selected expert to
testify before the jury at trial under FRE 706 and not as a confidential advisor to the judge.
Similarly, both sides shall recommend two qualified economists or other experts to testify under
FRE 706 concerning whether or not the claims tried to the jury, if infringed, constitute the basis
for demand for Android. Each side may, by said date, also submit declarations showing cause
why such appointments would (or would not) be advisable, and describing the assignments
counsel would prefer be given to the experts, but the names must be given anyway.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: July 5, 2011.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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