Lotes Co, LTD v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Ltd et al

Filing 73

ORDER REGARDING STIPULATION AND MOTION FOR PARTIAL STAY AND SETTING PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION. Hearing on Partial Summary Judgment Motion set for 5/11/2012 09:00 AM in Courtroom 11, 19th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. Jeffrey S. White.. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 1/4/12. (jjoS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/4/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 LOTES CO., LTD., 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 No. C 11-01036 JSW Plaintiff, v. HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., et al., 13 Defendants. 14 / ORDER REGARDING STIPULATION AND PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PARTIAL STAY AND SETTING PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT MOTION 15 16 Now before the Court is the motion to dismiss filed by Plaintiff and Counterclaim 17 Defendant Lotes Company, Ltd. (“Lotes”) for a partial stay and to set a partial summary 18 judgment motion, as well as a stipulation between Lotes and Defendants and Counter-claimants 19 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.. Ltd. (“Hon Hai”) and Foxconn Electronics, Inc. (“Foxconn”) 20 (collectively, “Defendants”) relating to the motion. The Court finds that these matters are 21 appropriate for disposition without oral argument and, thus, are deemed submitted. See N.D. 22 Civ. L.R. 7-1(b). Accordingly, the hearing set for January 6, 2012 is HEREBY VACATED. 23 Having carefully reviewed the parties’ papers and considering their arguments and the relevant 24 authority, and good cause appearing, the Court hereby grants in part and denies in part Lotes’ 25 motion and grants as modified the parties’ stipulation. 26 The Court HEREBY STAYS this action as to all claims and counterclaims relating to 27 U.S. Patent Nos. 6,908,316 (the “’316 Patent”), 6,135,791 (the “’791 Patent”), 6,530,798 (the 28 “’798 Patent”), 6,905,353 (the “’353 Patent”), 7,371,075 (the “’075 Patent”), 5,882,211 (the 1 “’211 Patent”), 6,113,398 (the “’398 Patent”), and 6,679,717 (the “’717 Patent”) (collectively 2 referred to as the “Newly Asserted Patents”) pending reexamination proceedings for the Newly 3 Asserted Patents that have been filed on or before November 30, 2011. The stay shall remain in 4 effect until the reexamination proceedings, including any appeals, are completed and the 5 reexamination decisions are final. This Order is without prejudice to either party filing a 6 motion to lift the stay earlier upon a showing of good cause. The parties shall submit a joint 7 status report regarding the status of the reexamination proceedings every 120 days, or sooner if 8 the PTO issues a final decision with respect to the Newly Asserted Patents, until the stay is 9 lifted. The Court FURTHER ORDERS that the parties may file a motion for partial summary 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 judgment to address the following three issues: (1) enforce ability of the covenant not to 12 challenge; (2) scope of the licenced products subject to the Patent License Agreement; and (3) 13 burden of proof of infringement. Lotes may file one motion for partial summary judgment 14 addressing these issues no longer than twenty-five pages by March 20, 2012. By April 3, 2012, 15 Defendants may file their opposition and cross-motion for partial summary judgment in a brief 16 which shall be no longer than thirty pages. By April 17, 2012, Lotes may file an opposition to 17 Defendants’ motion and a reply in support of their motion in one brief which shall be no longer 18 than twenty pages. By April 24, 2012, Defendants may file a reply of no longer than fifteen 19 pages. Upon showing of good cause, the parties may request an extension of these page limits. 20 The hearing on the cross-motions for partial summary judgment is HEREBY SCHEDULED for 21 May 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.1 The Court FURTHER ORDERS the parties may engage in discovery related to the 22 23 above three issues. Written discovery requests must be served by January 11, 2011 and may be 24 served by email. Each side may propound no more than fifteen requests for production of 25 26 27 28 Pursuant to this Court’s Standing Order ¶ 9, “[a]bsent a showing of good cause, the Court will address only one motion for summary judgment per party or side.” The allowance of this partial motion for summary judgment is not a determination that the parties have shown good cause for multiple motions for summary judgment. If, at a later date, any party seeks to file an additional motion for summary judgment, they must make a showing of good cause in accordance with the Court’s Standing Order. 1 2 1 documents and fifteen interrogatories. The parties may each notice one deposition pursuant to 2 Rule 30(b)(6) by no later than February 10, 2012 and the depositions must be completed by 3 March 5, 2012. Pursuant to Local Rule 72-1, all discovery disputes in this matter are HEREBY 4 REFERRED to a randomly assigned magistrate judge for resolution. Upon a showing of good 5 cause, the parties may seek additional discovery related to these three issues. 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 8 Dated: January 4, 2012 JEFFREY S. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 cc: Magistrate Referral Clerk 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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