Tessera, Inc. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. et al

Filing 1294

ORDER REGARDING REPLACEMENT SPECIAL MASTER. Signed by Judge Claudia Wilken on 12/6/2013. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/6/2013)

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1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 TESSERA, INC., Plaintiff, 5 6 7 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 v. ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC., et. al., Defendant. ________________________________/ POWERTECH TECHNOLOGY INC., 13 No. C 10-945 CW Plaintiff, 11 12 No. C 05-4063 CW v. TESSERA, INC., 14 Defendant. ________________________________/ 15 POWERTECH TECHNOLOGY INC., 16 17 18 No. C 11-6121 CW Plaintiff, v. TESSERA, INC., 19 Defendant. 20 ________________________________/ 21 TESSERA, INC., 22 23 No. C 12-692 CW Plaintiff, ORDER REGARDING REPLACEMENT SPECIAL MASTER v. 24 MOTOROLA, INC., et. al., 25 Defendant. ________________________________/ 26 27 28 AND ALL RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS / 1 On March 3, 2012, the Court appointed the Hon. Charles A. 2 Legge (Retired) as special master for discovery matters in the 3 above-referenced cases. 4 he intends to retire on December 31, 2013. 5 the exceptional amount of judicial resources expended adjudicating 6 disputes in this case nevertheless continues to warrant the 7 services of a special master to oversee discovery and sealing, and 8 justifies the expansion of his duties to assist in pre-trial 9 matters, such as in limine motions. Judge Legge has informed the Court that The Court finds that The Court will appoint one of United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 the following three candidates as a replacement: The Hon. Wayne D. 11 Brazil (Retired), the Hon. James Larson (Retired), or Martin 12 Quinn, all of JAMS. 13 including law clerks made available by the parties and retained 14 through JAMS, shall continue to be available to the replacement 15 special master. 16 Any resources provided to Judge Legge, Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 53(b)(1), the 17 Court provides the parties with notice and an opportunity to be 18 heard on this issue. 19 their choice of a special master from the three candidates 20 referenced above. 21 they shall each submit their rankings of preferred candidates in a 22 confidential letter to the Court and the Court will select one. 23 Any stipulation or letter shall be submitted no later than 24 December 13, 2013. 25 The parties are encouraged to stipulate to If the parties cannot come to an agreement, The Court also seeks the parties’ stipulation that the 26 standard of review applicable to pretrial matters decided by 27 magistrate judges set out in 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) shall apply 28 to the special master’s orders in this case. 2 If the parties 1 agree, they shall file a stipulation at the same time as their 2 responses to this notice. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 5 6 Dated: 12/6/2013 CLAUDIA WILKEN United States District Judge 7 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3

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