Duraflame, Inc v. Hearthmark, LLC

Filing 35

CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER. Case referred to Private ADR. Claim Construction Hearing set for 2/6/2013 10:00 AM. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 6/8/12. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/8/2012)

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1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 7 8 DURAFLAME, INC., 9 10 11 12 13 14 Plaintiff, v. No. C 12-01205 RS CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER HEARTHMARK, LLC, Defendant. ____________________________________/ Pursuant to Rule 16(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, a Case Management 15 Conference was held on June 7, 2012. After considering the Joint Case Management Statement 16 submitted by the parties and consulting with the attorneys of record and good cause appearing, IT 17 18 19 20 21 IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. MEDIATION. The parties have agreed to participate in private mediation to be completed before the next case management conference. They shall promptly notify the Court if the case is resolved at the conference. 2. DISCOVERY. On or before May 17, 2013, all non-expert discovery shall be 22 completed by the parties. Discovery shall be limited as follows: (a) fifteen (15) non-expert 23 24 25 26 27 depositions per party; (b) twenty-five (25) interrogatories per party, including all discrete subparts; (c) a reasonable number of requests for production of documents or for inspection per party; and (d) a reasonable number of requests for admission per party. 3. EXPERT WITNESSES. The disclosure and discovery of expert witness opinions shall proceed as follows: 28 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER 1 2 3 4 5 A. On or before June 14, 2013, the parties shall exchange all expert reports related to issues on which the party bears the burden of proof. B. On or before July 12, 2013, the parties shall exchange all rebuttal expert reports. C. On or before August 9, 2013, all discovery of expert witnesses pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(4) shall be completed. 6 4. 7 A. All invalidity contentions shall be due no later than August 10, 2012. 8 B. The parties shall exchange proposed terms for construction no later than September 9 10 11 12 13 CLAIM CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING. 14, 2012 in accordance with Patent L.R. 4-1(b). C. The parties shall exchange preliminary claim constructions and extrinsic evidence no later than October 12, 2012. D. The parties shall file their joint claim construction and prehearing statement no later than November 2, 2012. 14 E. Claim construction discovery shall be completed no later than December 7, 2012. 15 F. Plaintiff shall file its opening claim construction brief no later than December 21, 16 17 18 2012. G. Defendant shall file its responsive claim construction brief with support no later than January 11, 2013. 19 H. Plaintiff shall file its claim construction reply brief no later than January 18, 2013. 20 I. A Claim Construction Hearing shall take place in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, 450 21 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, California on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 22 23 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 6/8/12 RICHARD SEEBORG UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 26 27 28 CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER

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