Barnes & Noble Inc. v. LSI Corporation et al.

Filing 313

ORDER Re Case Scheduling (emclc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/16/2014)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 BARNES & NOBLE, INC., et al., 9 No. C-11-2709 EMC Plaintiffs, ORDER RE CASE SCHEDULING v. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 LSI CORPORATION, et al., 12 Defendants. ___________________________________/ 13 14 On April 22, 2014, the Court held a case management conference in this action in which the 15 Court ordered the parties to meet and confer regarding narrowing the claims and prior art references 16 that will be subject to initial adjudication. The Court directed the parties to the Federal Circuit's 17 model order on this topic and ordered: 18 19 20 21 By 4/29/14, after meeting and conferring, Defendant shall e-file a letter brief identifying essential terms (not to exceed 7) that absolutely require construction in order to select the limited number of claims to be adjudicated under the Federal Circuit model order framework. LSI shall explain why these terms are important. LSI shall also . . . propose and explain the number of claims to be adjudicated. Plaintiff's response thereto shall be filed by 5/2/14. 22 Dkt. No. 308, at 1. The parties have filed the requested brief. LSI asserts that construction of one 23 additional term in the '958 patent ("suitable for multipath environments") will allow it to determine 24 whether to include the '958 patent in the "Phase 1" Patents. Dkt. No. 310, at 1. 25 The Court has carefully considered the parties' respective positions and rules as follows. The 26 Court will construe "suitable for multipath environments" in the '958 patent prior to requiring to 27 identify the claims to be adjudicated in the initial phase of this case. No later than Friday, June 13, 28 2014, LSI shall file its opening claim construction brief as to this term. This brief shall not exceed 5 1 pages in length. No later than Friday, June 27, 2014, Barnes & Noble shall file its responsive 2 briefs that shall not exceed 3 pages in length. LSI may file any reply brief, not to exceed 3 pages, no 3 later than Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 5:00pm. The claim construction hearing on this term will 4 occur on July 21, 2014 at 3:00pm. 5 Consistent with the Federal Circuit's (and Eastern District of Texas') model order, LSI shall, 6 within two weeks of the issuance of this Court's order construing the term "suitable for multipath 7 environments," file an "Election of Asserted Claims" with the Court in which it identifies: (1) the 8 five patents on which it will proceed in this initial phase of the case; and (2) no more than 20 claims 9 on which it will seek adjudication (with no more than 5 claims per patent). Within two weeks of the filing of LSI's election, Barnes & Noble shall file an "Election of Asserted Prior Art" in which it 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 identifies no more than 25 prior art references (and no more than 6 references per patent). 12 13 14 The Court declines, at this time, to impose limits on the affirmative defenses Barnes & Noble may assert as to LSI's elected patents. To the extent either party believes that further discovery must be completed before they can 15 comply with this order, they shall meet and confer and strive to reach an accommodation on the 16 issue. To extent this is not possible,1 the parties shall promptly bring any dispute to the attention of 17 Judge Beeler for resolution. 18 19 IT IS SO ORDERED. 20 21 Dated: May 16, 2014 22 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 23 24 25 26 1 27 28 The Court admonishes both parties that it expects a far greater degree of cooperation by the parties than the numerous discovery disputes littering this Court's docket suggest has occurred to date. The parties should have a joint interest in ensuring the quick and efficient resolution of this case and will work together on discovery matters. 2

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