AllCells, LLC v. Jack Zhai et al

Filing 112

ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen re 110 , 111 Early Summary Adjudication Proceedings. (emclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/31/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 ALLCELLS, LLC, Plaintiff, 8 ORDER RE EARLY SUMMARY ADJUDICATION PROCEEDINGS 9 v. 10 JACK ZHAI, et al., Docket Nos. 110-11 Defendants. 11 12 For the Northern District of California United States District Court Case No. 16-cv-07323-EMC 13 Previously, the Court ordered the parties to meet and confer regarding early summary 14 adjudication. See Docket No. 98 (minutes). The parties met and conferred but were not able to 15 reach agreement, as reflected in the parties’ filings at Docket Nos. 110 and 111. Having reviewed 16 the parties’ filings, the Court hereby orders as follows. 17 18 19 (1) To the extent AllCells is asking the Court to reconsider its prior ruling permitting an early summary adjudication process, the request is denied. (2) To the extent AllCells is asking the Court to rule that Defendants are precluded 20 from filing another summary judgment/adjudication motion later in the proceedings (i.e., closer to 21 trial), the request is denied. 22 (3) As to the process for picking the ten bellwether (alleged) trade secrets, each party 23 shall select five. The Court rejects AllCells’s view that Defendants should pick all ten (“the 24 weakest trade secrets in their view”). Docket No. 110 (Letter at 3). The point of this process is 25 not only to potentially streamline the case but also to potentially encourage settlement and to 26 provide a representative sampling of common or typical issues/scenarios. 27 28 (4) The parties shall meet and confer and finalize the ten bellwether (alleged) trade secrets by April 21, 2017. 1 2 3 (5) Discovery on the ten bellwether (alleged) trade secrets shall be completed by June 2, 2017. (6) Defendants shall file their early motion for summary adjudication by June 8, 2017. 4 The hearing on the motion shall be on July 13, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. The briefing schedule shall 5 comply with the Civil Local Rules. 6 This order disposes of Docket Nos. 110 and 111. 7 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. 9 10 12 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 11 Dated: March 31, 2017 ______________________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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