Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. et al v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al

Filing 236

ORDER DENYING MSILICON'S MOTION TO QUASH (Illston, Susan) (Filed on 8/21/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, 10 v. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 Case No. 14-cv-01012-SI ORDER DENYING MSILICON'S MOTION TO QUASH Re: Dkt. No. 235 LG ELECTRONICS, INC., et al., Defendants. 13 14 The Court is in receipt of a joint letter from plaintiffs Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and 15 16 ATI Technologies ULC (“AMD”) and non-party MSilicon Technology Corp. (“MSilicon”). Dkt. No. 235. MSilicon is a San Jose-based subsidiary of MStar Semiconductor, Inc. (“MStar”), a 17 Taiwanese entity that designs computer chips utilized in many of the LG devices accused of 18 infringement in this case. MSilicon seeks to quash AMD’s deposition subpoena, arguing that 19 MStar, LG, or another entity is the more appropriate party from which to seek this discovery. 20 MSilicon argues that compliance with AMD’s subpoena would subject it to undue burden and 21 expense, and that MSilicon likely does not have possession of any relevant information. 22 23 24 25 The Court has reviewed the parties’ joint submission in detail and DENIES MSilicon’s request. MSilicon, whose “principal business relates to promotion, marketing, and customer support of certain of (but not all of) MStar chips in North, Central, and South America[,]” likely has responsive information to at least some of AMD’s deposition topics. If MSilicon truly lacked 26 any relevant information, it should have made that representation under oath, as opposed to in a 27 discovery letter. 28 Under these circumstances, the Court finds that providing the subpoenaed 1 depositions will not subject MSilicon to undue burden or expense. Accordingly, MSilicon’s 2 motion to quash is DENIED. 3 This order resolves Dkt. No. 235. 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 6 7 Dated: August 21, 2017 ______________________________________ SUSAN ILLSTON United States District Judge 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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