Google Inc. v. Netlist, Inc.

Filing 22

CASE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULING ORDER: Claims Construction Hearing set for 11/12/2009 09:00 AM. Claims Construction Discovery due by 7/20/2009.. Signed by Judge ARMSTRONG on 2/19/09. (lrc, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/19/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. NETLIST, INC., Defendant. / GOOGLE INC., Plaintiff, No. C 08-04144 SBA ORDER FOR PRETRIAL PREPARATION IN PATENT CASES IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Pursuant to Rule 16(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("FRCP"), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: A. DISCOVERY CUT-OFF All discovery, except for expert discovery, shall be completed and all depositions taken on or before . The parties are responsible for scheduling discovery so that motions to resolve discovery disputes can be heard before the above discovery cut-off. B. EXPERT DESIGNATION AND DISCOVERY Plaintiff shall designate any experts by ; defendant by ; rebuttal disclosure by . Any expert not so named may be disallowed as a witness. No expert will be permitted to testify to any opinion, or basis or support for an opinion, that has not been disclosed in response to an appropriate question or interrogatory from the opposing party. Expert discovery shall be completed by . C. MOTION CUT-OFF All dispositive motions shall be heard on or before , at 1:00 p.m. The parties must meet and confer prior to filing any motion. The movant shall certify to the Court in its moving papers that it has complied with this requirement. Should the parties fail to meet and confer, the Court may decline to entertain the motion. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 THIS COURT DOES NOT RESERVE MOTION HEARING DATES. The parties are advised to contact Judge Armstrong's Deputy Clerk, Lisa Clark, to determine the next available hearing date, particularly in the case of dispositive motion. The parties are advised not to wait until 35 days prior to the law and motion cut-off date to file and serve their motion. As the Court's law and motion calendar tends to fill quickly, there is no guarantee that a hearing date within the law and motion cut-off date will be available. Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3, all civil motions shall be noticed for a hearing not less than thirty-five (35) calendar days after service. The opposition and supporting papers shall be filed not less than twenty-one (21) days before the noticed hearing date. The reply shall be filed not less than fourteen (14) days before the hearing date. Documents not filed in compliance with these time specifications will not be considered by the Court. The failure of the opposing party to file a memorandum of points and authorities in opposition to any motion shall constitute a consent to the granting of the motion. The parties are not required to file a statement of undisputed facts in connection with a motion for summary judgment. However, if filed only one joint statement of undisputed facts signed by all parties, shall be filed. All separate statements will be stricken. If the parties are unable to agree that a fact is undisputed, they should assume that fact is in dispute. Note that pursuant to Civil L.R. 7-1(b), the Court may, in its discretion, adjudicate motions without oral argument. D. MANDATORY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES All parties are ordered to participate in a mandatory settlement conference during the following time period: . E. PRETRIAL CONFERENCE All Counsel who will try the case shall appear for a pretrial conference in Courtroom 3 on , at 1:00 p.m. All counsel shall be fully prepared to discuss all aspects of the trial. Failure to file the requisite pretrial documents in advance of the pretrial conference may result in vacation of the pretrial conference and/or the imposition of sanctions. ALL PARTIES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. F. PRETRIAL PREPARATION DUE 1. Not less that thirty-five (35) calendar days prior to the pretrial conference, Counsel shall meet and confer in good faith in advance of complying with the following pretrial requirements in order to clarify and narrow the issues for trial, arrive at stipulations of facts, simplify and shorten the presentation of proof at trial, and explore possible settlement. In addition, Counsel shall meet and confer regarding anticipated motions in limine, objections to evidence, jury instructions, and any other matter which may require resolution by the Court. 2. The following matters shall be accomplished no later than thirty-five (35) calendar days prior to the pretrial conference: a. Joint Pretrial Statement Counsel are required to file a pretrial conference statement which complies with Civil L.R. 16-15(b). 2 b. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Trial Briefs Each party shall serve and file a trial briefs which shall briefly state their party's contentions, the relevant facts expected to be proven at trial, and the law on the issues material to the decision. c. Findings of Fact In non-jury cases, each party shall serve and lodge with the Court proposed findings of fact on all material issues and conclusions of law. Findings shall be brief, clear, written in plain English and free of pejorative language, conclusions and argument. d. Witnesses Each party shall serve and file with the Court a list of all persons who may be called as witnesses. The list shall include a summary of the substance of each witness' proposed testimony. (Civil L.R. 16-15(4)(A)) e. Designation of Discovery Excerpts Each party expecting to use discovery excerpts as part of its case in chief shall serve and lodge with the Court a statement identifying (1) by witness and page and line, all deposition testimony and (2) by lodged excerpt, all interrogatory answers and request for admissions to be used as part of its direct case. Each interrogatory answer intended to be offered as an exhibit shall be copied separately and marked as an exhibit. The original of any deposition to be used at trial must be produced at the time of trial. (Civil L.R. 16-15(4)(E)) f. Jury Instructions The parties shall file a joint set of jury instructions as to those instructions on which the parties have reached agreement. As to any disputed instructions, each party shall separately submit its "proposed" instruction(s) supported by a memorandum setting forth the authority for its use. Responses or objections to any "proposed" jury instruction shall be filed no later than the date of the pretrial conference. All instructions shall be written in plain English which is comprehensible to jurors, concise and free of argument, and shall be organized in a logical fashion so as to aid jury comprehension, and are also to be provided on a CD in a word format. The Court's practice is to utilize, whenever possible, instructions found in the Ninth Circuit Manual of Model Jury Instructions. g. proposed form of verdict. h. Jury Voir Dire and Verdict Forms Each party shall submit proposed questions for jury voir dire and a Exhibits Each party shall provide every other party one set of all exhibits, charts, schedules, summaries and diagrams and other similar documentary materials to be used at the trial together with a complete list of all such exhibits. The Court requires one original version of exhibits (as described above) for the Clerk and two copies (one for the Bench and one for the witness stand). All such versions of the exhibits, including the originals, should be indexed into a binder for easy and quick reference by all parties. The first page of each binder should have a copy of the exhibit list (see attached) appropriately completed with each exhibit description and its designated number. Plaintiffs shall refer to their exhibits numerically and Defendants shall label theirs alphabetically. Exhibit labels are also attached for your convenience. Exhibits should be brought to Court on the first day of trial. 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 3. The following matters shall be accomplished no later than twenty-eight (28) calendar days prior to the pretrial conference: Motions in Limine and Objections to Evidence due: . Each party anticipating making motion(s) in limine and/or objection(s) to any testimony or exhibits expected to be offered shall file and serve a statement briefly identifying each item objected to and the grounds for the objection. 4. Responses to objections to evidence or motions in limine shall be filed and served no less than twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the pretrial conference due: . H. TRIAL DATE Trial before the will begin on , at 8:30 a.m., for an estimated trial days, or as soon thereafter as the Court may designate. The parties are advised that they must be prepared to go to trial on a trailing basis. The trial will take place in Courtroom 3 of the United States Courthouse, 1301 Clay Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, California, 94612. The Court's trial hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with two fifteen-minute breaks, on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I. TRANSCRIPTS If transcripts will be requested during or immediately after the trial, arrangements must be made with the Court Reporter Coordinator (Telephone No. 510-637-3534) at least one week before trial commences. J. STATUS AND DISCOVERY CONFERENCES Any party desiring to confer with the Court may, upon notice to all other parties, arrange a conference through the courtroom deputy (Telephone No. 510-637-3541). Conferences may be conducted telephonically, upon request (preferably in writing). K. to FRCP 16(f). L. SANCTIONS Failure to comply with this order may result in the imposition of sanctions pursuant OTHER DEADLINES Case Event for production of documents (Pat. L.R. 32) Date 20 Parties will establish agreedupon procedures February 12, 2009 21 Preliminary Infringement Contentions (Pat. L.R. February 26, 20091 22 31, 32) 23 Preliminary Invalidity Contentions (Pat. L.R. 33, April 13, 2009 24 34) April 23, 2009 Construction (Pat. L.R. 41) 25 Exchange Proposed Terms for Claim 26 Exchange Preliminary Claim Constructions and May 26, 2009 Extrinsic Evidence (Pat. L.R. 42) 27 28 Joint Claim Construction and Prehearing Statement (Pat. L.R. 43) June 12, 2009 4 Case Event Date 1 2 44) End of Claim Construction Discovery (Pat. L.R. July 20, 2009 3 Netlist serves Opening Claim Construction Brief July 28, 2009 4 (Pat. L.R. 45 and by stipulation of parties) Google serves Responsive Claim Construction August 25, 2009 September 22, 2009 11/12/09 @ 9:00 AM 11/12/09 @ 9:00 AM 11/12/09 @ 9:00 AM 5 Brief (Pat. L.R. 45) (Pat. L.R. 45) Tutorial Markman Hearing 6 Netlist serves Reply Claim Construction Brief 7 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 Markman Ruling 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: 2/19/09 Case Management Conference Following IT IS SO ORDERED. SAUNDRA BROWN ARMSTRONG United States District Judge 5

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