Google Inc. v. American Blind & Wallpaper Factory, Inc.

Filing 188

Attachment 6
Declaration of Ajay S. Krishnan In Support of Counter-Defendant Google Inc.'s Motion to Compel Counter-Plaintiff ABWF To Satisfy Outstanding Discovery Obligations filed byGoogle Inc., Google Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10 # 11 # 12 # 13 # 14 # 15 # 16 # 17 # 18 # 19)(Krishnan, Ajay) (Filed on 9/7/2006)

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Google Inc. v. American Blind & Wallpaper Factory, Inc. Doc. 188 Att. 6 Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF Document 188-7 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 1 of 5 .. .. ... ...... . . . .. .' . '.' .. .. .'.. .. .. . .. . .. ,. . . .. . ..... . . .' .. . . ........ ..... ..... .X ....1. F'" '............. . E' h'.-b- it........... .... ... . .. "" ..'. .':' .... . .'", ".'" ".'. "..'. .' '.. .... .'. . . '., ..... . . . .' '.... -.." ; " :.:.::. " ", ':"'~:' " . , . :::, .' : . ::' . .. .,..:..:.......:.:.~......:..~.......::....: .',', .... . -', ',' ..," :',' ',........... . ',- .. .... .: .~~.:......~..... .~. :....:..........., ~'.' ...... . ":', :-. ::. .:. ",', . .. ". .....' '.' '. . ... :.' '. . .'. . . ", . ". .: .' '. ,~:.. . '. '. . . '. . ,'". ..".. ':. . .: :" ~'. . : '... . ..... :'. ..: : ~ . '.\- '. .'. . .; .'. '. '. . ":., ..", "'" .:'~.", . '. . . ..... . . '. . . '. . . . ~ .'. ' . . . '., . '.' . . '. . '. .' . . . '.:' . : : ~ " "',. ',.. '. '. '" ': "'..' '.. . .'. ............:...', . .... .-,' . ". '. "" '. . '". " ':'. .......... . . .',. . . . .: '.. .. ..'. . ..' '. .. ... ... . Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF i Document 188-7 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 2 of 5 ~ ;. . ~-. 1 Robert N. Philips (SBN 120970) L- .2 HOWRY SIMON AROLD & WHITE, LLP 525 Market street, Suite 3600 '3 'San Francisco, CA .94105 Ethan B. Andelmai (SBN 209101) Telephone,: .(~i5) 848-4900 . 4 Facsiniile: (41S) 84S-4999 5. David A. R'ammelt (Admitted' .. Pro Hac Vice) Susan J. Greenspon (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) 6 Dawa lv. Beery (Admitted Prol:fňc Vice) . KELLEY DRYE & WARN LLP . 7 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2600 . . Chicago,.IL '60606 . , . 8 Telephone: (312) 857-7070 . Facsimile:' (312) 8-57-7095 . 9 Attorneys for DefendantlCountÚr- Plaintiff ...10. .. AMERICAN BLIN AND WALLPAPER FACTOltY, INC. , ll .13 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT . 12 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFURN . GOOGtE INC., a Delaware coiporation, Case No. C 03-5340-JF (RS) 14 "'15 'Plaintiff, . V. . AMRICAN BLIND & WALLPAPER FACTORY, INC.'S'RESPQNSE TO ' PLAINTIFF GOOGLE INC.'S FIRSt SE'T OF REQUESTS FÍR ADMISSION' . .. 16 II Fi4~CTűRY, we..., a Dtja~vare. corpo'ration i 7 dlbladecoratetoday.com, Inc,; and DOES .1- AMERICAN BLIN & W ┼LLP MER 18 100, inclusive, . '. Defendants. 19 : 20 . AMERICANINC., a & WALLPAPER BLIN Delaware coiporation FACTORY, 21 d//a decoratetoday.com, hic.,.' . 22 23 V. . Counter-Plaintiff, 24 25 26 27 NETS GOOGLE, INC., AMRICA ONLIN, INC" . . CAPE COMMUCA nONS . CORPORATION, COMPUSERVE INTERACTIVE SERVICES, INC., ASK. JEEVES, INC., Ónd EARTHLJN INC. . Counter-Defendants/ Tb,ird~Pary. Defendants 28 KEL.LEY DRYE'& . t3 WES . WARREN LLP WACKER DRIVE CHOIIPLA TC/206172.1 . Sum 260 ClilcAGO.ll 606 Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF jí Document 188-7 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 3 of 5 ~ L.' 1 PROPOUNING PARTY: PLAITIFF GOOGLE INC. 2 RESPONDING PARTY: DEFENDAN/COUNTER~PLAINTIF AMRICAN BLIN & WALLPAPER FACTORY? INC. . 3 . .8 .. . -. . . . .. . '. 13. ".. ". j'" . .. .4 5. S.ET NUER: ONE. . DefendantlCountel~Plaintiff American Blind & Wallpaper Factory, Inc. 6 7 ("American Blind") hereby answers ~laintiff.9~ogle Inc.'~.(Google") First Set OfReq'uests For Admission To American Blind & Wallpaper Factory, Int. as rollows: 9 REQUESTS FOR ADMISSION REQUEST FOR ADMISSION NO, 1: Admitthat if ai; ad appears on a'()oogl~ searcl: results' 10 1I page when a user searched "═QI: "American. Blind & Wallpaper Factory?' only because the advertisers has selected "blind" as a the ad doesnot.n~iude any 12 . B~OADMATCH KEYWORD, and that if variant ofthe ALLEGED. . . : . AMERICAN BLINS MARS in its text, no ALLEGED AMRlCAN BLINS MARS has - (sic) bec~n "used" wltliin the ipeaningofthe _Lanam Act. request for admission (a)-iitipropedy seeks concl~sioiiS' and/or 14 15 16 RESPONSE: - Objection. This 17 18 admissions of law that do not relate to the facts of this case, (b) presents a hypothetical question which is not within the puiview ~fFed. R. Civ.. P. 36, (c) improperly se~~s to compel American Blind to prove Google's legal position in this case; 'anq (d) could not he answered even with reasonable inquiry because 110 information known or Ieadily obtainable by American Blind could. - 19 20 21 22" 23 24 . allow it to fairly admit or deny the request. _ Furthermore, this request contains vague ambiguous wording which fails to comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 36 in that it does not present simple conci.se statements of facts which would allow American Blind to" fairly admit or deny tht . .. . . . ." - 2- and ." 25 statements without explanation or qualificati0!l_ 26 27. . REQUEST FOR ADMISSION No, 2 28 - Admit that if an ad appears on a Google search results pag~ when a user searches.fojKE.i.LEY DRYE & WARREN.LLP 3.T. WES WACKER DRIVE CHO LIP LA TCI206172. l SUIT 2600 . QlICAW lL 60606 ...... __'~r:._-'_.. .... . Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF ., ....., w. . Document 188-7 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 4 of 5 L.' L- .1 "american blind,"the user has no way to detenine for certain wheiler the ad's appearance was triggered by the phrase "american. blind" or soine other word or phrase. 2 3 4 5' RESPONSE: Objection. This request for admissýon (a) presents a h)yothetical question . J1 which'is no.t within the.purvi~w of Fed. R. Civ. P. 36, and. (b):could not b~.ai~ered even with a 7 8 reason~ble inquiry because no inf˛rmation known or readily obtainabIe 'by. Amercan Blind could allow it to fairly admit or deny the request. Furtermore, this. requ~st con.taIns vague and anibiguous .w?rding which fails to comply with Fed. R. Civ: P. 36 in that it does not'present simple 9 lO 11 statements w╬th÷ut explanÓtion or qllalificatioh. 12 .. .' concise staterneiltsoffacts which would allow American Blind to fairly admit or deny the 13" " Dated: February 27,2006 14 15 KELLEY DRYE & WARRN LLP . 16 17 18' '19 BY;_~~ .' ,\ David A. RaineIt ' Susan J. Greenspon KELLEY DRYE 8! WARN LLP" . 3~3 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2600 . Dawn M. Beery . 20', 21 . Chicago, IL 60606 . :Rabert N. Philips ' Eth~B. Andelman HOWRY SIMON AROLD 22 23 & WHITE, LLP 525 Market Street, Suite 3600 San Francisco, CA 94105 TeIephone: (415) 848-4900 Facsimile: (415) 848-499'9 24' 25 Attorneys for DefendantlCounter- , 26 27 P'laintiff AMERICAN BLIN . AND WALLPAPER FACTORY, INC. 28 . KELLEY DRYE 8: WARREN LLP 33 WfSWAClER DRIVE 'CHOI/PLA TC/206172.1 SUITE 2600 CHICAGO, IL 60606 -3-. Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF ,A '" Document 188-7 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 5 of 5 L1 ..--.l .2 3 I am'a Citizen of PROOF OF SERVICE the United States and a resident of the State ofIlJnois. I am . .. 4 ,5, 6 7 8. the bar of this Court, at employed:~!l Cook County, State of Ilinois, in the office of a member of who~e direction the service was:made. I am over the age of eighteen years, and not a pary to the within action, My businÚss address is 333 W. Wacker Dnve, Suite 2aOO, Chicago, IL 60606. On.: . the:date s~t 'forth b~low, I serve.d the document(s) described below in the maner described . below: . AMERICAN BLIND AND WALLPAPER FACTORY, INC.'S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF GOOGLE INC.'S'FIRST SET nF REQUESTS FOR ADl\SSION .. .. . . Page' I) .VIA FACSIMILE and U.S. MAIL '10 i1 .MiŔhÓel It. Mßrk A. ;Lemley Klaus H. Ham . Ajay S. Krshnan ,. KÚker& Van Nest, LLP 710 Sansome Street 12 13 14 San Francisc˛, CA 94111 . XX(BYFACSIMILE) i am persanally and readily familiar with the business practice 1.5 16 17 Kelley Diye & Waren, LLP for collection and processing of document(s) to be transmitted. by facsimile 'ard I caused suc~ document( s) on this date to be trans¤iitted'by' facsimile to the offices . of ofaddressee(s) at the J?umbŰls 11stedbelow. 18. .19 20 21' practice of (BY FEDERAL EXPRESS) I am personally and reašiily familiar with the busiriess Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP for collection arid processing of cOrrespondence for overnight delivery, and I caused such document( s) described herein to be depasited for delivery to a facility regularly maintained by Federal Express for overnght delivery. (BY MESSENGER SERVICE) byconsignip,gthe dˇcwnent(s) to an authorized courier and/or process server fOT hand delivery.on this date. . 22 23 XX(BY U.S. MAIL) I am personally and readily farliar. with the business practice of . Kelley brye & Warren, LLP for collection and processing of correspondence for mailing with the United' States -Postal Service, and I caiisen such envelope(s)" with postage thereon fully prepaid to bŔ placed in the United States Postal Service at Chicago, Ilinois. ' 24 25 ...~.~. Executed on .. Fehmary 27,2006, at Chicago, Ilinois: 26 27 28 K-ELLEY DRYE & Caroline C. Plater 333 WES WACKR DRive CHO i /PLA TC/206 L72.l SUITE 2600 CHICAGO.IL 6ll06 WARREN UP '- 4-

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