Baxter Healthcare Corporation et al v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. et al

Filing 497

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF REMOVAL OF LIBERTY CYCLER FUNCTIONALITY RELATING TO, AND DISMISSAL OF U.S. PATENTS NO. 6,929,751 AND 7,083,719 re 496 Letter filed by Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deka Products Limited Partnership. Signed by Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton on 8/13/10. (nah, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/13/2010)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 David K. Callahan, P.C. (IL 6206671), dcallahan@kirkland.com KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP 300 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60654 Telephone: 312-862-2000 Facsimile: 312-862-2200 Attorney For Plaintiffs and Counter-defendants BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., and BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA Maureen K. Toohey (SBN 196401), mtoohey@tooheylaw.com TOOHEY LAW GROUP, LLC One Financial Center, 15th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02111 Telephone: (617) 748-5511 Attorney for Plaintiff and Counter-defendant DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Juanita R. Brooks (SBN 75934), jbrooks@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 12390 El Camino Real San Diego, California 92130 Telephone: (858) 678-5070 Facsimile: (858) 678-5099 Attorney for Defendants and Counter-claimants FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. AND FRESENIUS USA, INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA, AND DEKA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Plaintiffs and Counter-defendants, vs. FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC., d/b/a FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NORTH AMERICA, and FRESENIUS USA, INC., Defendants and Counter-claimants. Case No. C 07-01359 PJH (JL) STIPULATION OF REMOVAL OF LIBERTY CYCLER FUNCTIONALITY RELATING TO, AND DISMISSAL OF, U.S. PATENTS NO. 6,929,751; AND 7,083,719 STIPULATION OF REMOVAL OF LIBERTY CYCLER FUNCTIONALITY RELATING TO, AND DISMISSAL OF U.S. PATENTS NO. 6,929,751; AND 7,083,719 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 WHEREAS, Plaintiffs have asserted in this action infringement of United States Patent No. 6,929,751 entitled "Vented Medical Fluid Tip Protector Methods" ("the '751 patent") and United States Patent No. 7,083,719 entitled "Medical System Including Vented Tip Protector" ("the '719 patent") in Counts VIII and IX of Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint, respectively; WHEREAS, the Parties previously stayed by joint stipulation Counts VIII and IX of Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint and Defendants' related Counterclaims and Affirmative Defenses (Dkt. No. 234); WHEREAS, Defendants have removed functionality from the LibertyTM peritoneal dialysis cycler relating to the basis for Plaintiffs' assertion of Counts VIII and IX, as reflected in the deposition testimony of several Fresenius employees as well as several of Defendants' discovery responses; and WHEREAS Defendants state in their Supplemental Response to Baxter Healthcare Corporation's Amended First Set of Interrogatories (No. 3), dated April 1, 2009, that "Fresenius changed the accused Liberty's priming mechanism to operate in a similar manner to previous Fresenius peritoneal dialysis cyclers." NOW, THEREFORE, the parties and their counsel of record stipulate as follows: Defendants agree that they will not make, use, sell, or offer for sale within the United States or import into or export from the United States any peritoneal dialysis machine using the "priming" functionality--or mere colorable variations of the functionality removed from the LibertyTM peritoneal dialysis cycler--as claimed in U.S. Patent No. 6,929,751 until after the expiration of U.S. Patent No. 6,929,751, or until after a declaration that the previously asserted claims of the patent are invalid made by i) the United States Patent And Trademark Office or ii) a court of competent jurisdiction; Defendants agree that they will not make, use, sell, or offer for sale within the United States or import into or export from the United States any peritoneal dialysis machine using the "priming" functionality--or mere colorable variations of the functionality removed from the LibertyTM peritoneal dialysis cycler--as claimed in U.S. Patent No. STIPULATION OF REMOVAL OF LIBERTY CYCLER FUNCTIONALITY RELATING TO, AND DISMISSAL OF U.S. PATENTS NO. 6,929,751; AND 7,083,719 1 Case No. C 07-01359 PJH (JL) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7,083,719 until after the expiration of U.S. Patent No. 7,083,719, or until after a declaration that the previously asserted claims of the patent are invalid made by i) the United States Patent And Trademark Office or ii) a court of competent jurisdiction; All claims, defenses and counterclaims relating to U.S. Patents No. 6,929,751; and 7,083,719 shall be dismissed, without prejudice from the instant litigation, with each party to bear its own costs and attorneys' fees as to such claims, defenses and counterclaims; and The parties agree that this stipulation is not an injunction but reserve all rights and remedies to enforce its terms. IT IS SO ORDERED. S DISTRICT TE C TA 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ER N F D IS T IC T O R STIPULATION OF REMOVAL OF LIBERTY CYCLER FUNCTIONALITY RELATING TO, AND DISMISSAL OF U.S. PATENTS NO. 6,929,751; AND 7,083,719 2 Case No. C 07-01359 PJH (JL) A C LI FO 14 H hyllis J. Judge P a R NIA 13 UNIT ED S 12 August 13, 2010 Dated: ________________________ By: ___________________________________ ERED HONORABLE IS SO ORD IT PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON United States District Judge milton RT U O NO RT H 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 August 12, 2010 By: /s/ David K. Callahan /s/___________ KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP David K. Callahan, P.C. (IL 6206671) Garret Leach (pro hac vice) Mary Zaug (pro hac vice) 300 N. LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois, 60654 Telephone: 312-862-2000 Facsimile: 312-862-2200 Robert G. Krupka (SBN 196625) 333 Hope Street Los Angeles, California 90071 Telephone: 213-680-8400 Facsimile: 213-680-8500 Rachel Walsh (SBN 250568) 555 California Street San Francisco, California, 94104 Telephone: 415-439-1400 Facsimile: 415-439-1500 Attorneys For Plaintiffs and Counterdefendants BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., and BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA August 12, 2010 By: /s/ Maureen K. Toohey /s/_____ Maureen K. Toohey (SBN 196401) TOOHEY LAW GROUP One Financial Center, 15th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02111 Telephone: (617) 748-5511 COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS LLP Howard A. Slavitt (SBN 172840) Zuzana Ikels (St. Bar No. 208671) One Ferry Building, Suite 200 San Francisco, California 94111-4213 Telephone: (415) 391-4800 Facsimile: (415) 989-1663 Attorneys for Plaintiff and Counter-defendant DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP August 12, 2010 By: /s/ Michael E. Florey FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. Juanita R. Brooks (SBN 75934) Todd G. Miller (SBN 163200) Michael M. Rosen (SBN 230964) 12390 El Camino Real San Diego, CA 92130 Telephone: (858) 678-5070 Facsimile: (858) 678-5099 Mathias W. Samuel (pro hac vice) Michael E. Florey (pro hac vice) 60 South Sixth Street, Suite 3200 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Telephone: (612) 335-5070 Facsimile: (612) 288-9696 Limin Zheng (SBN 226875) 500 Arguello Street, Suite 400 Redwood City, CA 94053 Telephone: (650) 839-5070 Facsimile: (650) 839-5071 Attorneys for Defendants and Counterclaimants FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC. AND FRESENIUS USA, INC. STIPULATION OF REMOVAL OF LIBERTY CYCLER FUNCTIONALITY RELATING TO, AND DISMISSAL OF U.S. PATENTS NO. 6,929,751; AND 7,083,719 3 Case No. C 07-01359 PJH (JL) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ELECTRONIC FILING DECLARATION OF DAVID K. CALLAHAN, P.C. I, David K. Callahan, declare as follows: 1. I am a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and I am Baxter Healthcare Corporation's, Baxter International Inc.'s, and Baxter Healthcare SA's legal counsel in the above-captioned litigation. 2. Pursuant to the Northern District of California Electronic Filing Procedures and General Order No. 45, I attest that Maureen K. Toohey, counsel for Plaintiff DEKA Products Limited Partnership and Michael E. Florey, counsel for Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Fresenius USA, Inc. concur in the filing of this document and have granted me permission to electronically file this document absent their actual signatures. Dated: August 12, 2010 Respectfully submitted, Kirkland & Ellis LLP By: /s David K. Callahan s/ David K. Callahan, P.C. dcallahan@kirkland.com (IL 6206671), Attorney for Plaintiffs and Counter-defendants BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., and BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA STIPULATION OF REMOVAL OF LIBERTY CYCLER FUNCTIONALITY RELATING TO, AND DISMISSAL OF U.S. PATENTS NO. 6,929,751; AND 7,083,719 4 Case No. C 07-01359 PJH (JL)

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