France Telecom S.A. v. Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

Filing 86

Order by Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins re 82 Discovery Letter Brief. (nclc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/19/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 9 10 FRANCE TELECOM, S.A., Case No. 12-cv-04967 WHA (NC) 11 ORDER GRANTING REQUEST FOR LETTER OF REQUEST UNDER HAGUE CONVENTION 12 Plaintiff, v. 13 MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR, INC., 14 Re: Dkt. No. 82 Defendant. 15 16 The parties filed a joint letter brief disputing the necessity and propriety of issuing a 17 letter of request to France to depose Dr. Claude Berrou, inventor of the ʼ747 patent, and 18 seek documents from TDF SAS, a French company who co-owned the ʼ747 patent until 19 April 2012. After considering the letter brief and hearing arguments from the parties, the 20 Court GRANTS Marvell’s request for a letter of request. 21 Marvell has stipulated that if Dr. Berrou testifies voluntarily, it will withdraw its 22 request for his deposition. Marvell and France Telecom must meet and confer further 23 regarding the scope of Marvell’s request for documents from TDF SAS. By June 26, 2013, 24 Marvell must submit a proposed order and letter of request. 25 Any party may object to this order within fourteen days. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a). 26 IT IS SO ORDERED. 27 Date: June 19, 2013 28 Case No. 12-cv-04967 WHA (NC) ORDER RE: LETTER OF REQUEST _________________________ Nathanael M. Cousins United States Magistrate Judge

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