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

Filing 188

Attachment 8
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. 8 Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF Document 188-9 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 1 of 5 .) ~ '. ...... . . ".' " . '. . : ". ..... , . . . '. . . .:. . :. . . . '... :..... . . -'.. :..... ': ". . " ..... , ....: . . '..... : .'., . '. . . : . : . . -'." . \. ...... ..~. .:. :.... ". :. "'.: --..' .' . , :' .' , . . . .."..:. ...... ':..' . . . . .... ...' '. . . . .. . .. . . . . .' . . .. . .... .. . .. .. . .. " ..... ....Exhibit H.' ........... .. . . .' . . ','H .. ~ . : ". :.:': : . ,. .. . .. .". . . ........ . ...... '.' . '. .......... '.' '.' ", .......' .... ...' :., .' . .... ........ ............! .:~d:dd ".. . .:,. .... .' '.".. '. '... ,"...".. \.,'. :', ",'. ".:' '.. ',....",",.- .. .. .. Dockets.Justia.com Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF ) Document 188-9 Filed 09/07/2006 ,- ., Page 2 of 5 L- Robert N. Phillps (SBN 120970) Ethan B. Andelman (SBN 209101) HOWRY SIMON AROLD & WHTE, LLP 525 Market Street, Suite 3600 ' ' San Francisco, CA 94105 Telephone: (415) 848-4900 Facsiinle:(415) 848-4999 David A. Ramelt (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Susan J. Greenspon (Aditted Pro Hac Vice) Dawn M. Beery (Admtted Pro Hac Vice) KELLEY DRYE & WARN LLP Telephone: (312) 857-7070 Facsimle: (312) 857-7095 333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2600 Chicago, lL 60606 Attorneys for Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff AMRICAN BLIN AND W ALLPAPER FACTORY, INC. UNTED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORN GOOGLE INC., a Delaware corporation, CASE NO. C 03-5340-JF (EAr Plaintiff, v. ' AMERICAN BLIN & WALLPAPER AMRICAN BLlN AND W ALLP APER FACTORY, INC., a Delaware corporation d//a decotatetoday.com, Inc.; and DOES 1-100, inclusive, , INTERROGATORIS FACTORY, INC.'S ANSWER TO ' GOOGLE INC.'S SECOND SET OF D:fendants. AMRICAN BLIN & W ALLP APER FACTORY, INC., a Delaware corporation d//adecoratetoday.com, Inc. , Counterclaimant, v. GOOGLE INC., Counterdefendants. 28 KELLEY DRYE &: WARREN LLP 333 WESW ACIC DRIE CHOIIPLA TCI0990 i. OilCAGO,IL 60606 SU 260 Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF Document 188-9 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 3 of 5 i L1-; 1- .,.' , '1 NUW COMES DefendanVCounter-Plaintiff, AMRICAN BLIN & , W ALLP APER FACTORY, INC., by and tbrOu.gh its attorneys, KELLEY DRYE & WARN LLP, and in response to rlaintiffs Interrogatories, states as'follQws: 2 3 4 5 INTERROGATORY NO.1: For each name that AMRICAN BLIN has used, in'communcations with 6 ,customers and/or potential customers, to refer to its retail business, STATE the name that was 7 used, the dates the AMRICAN BLIN'began and ceased using the name, and the reasOns for 8 , adopting and ceasing to use each name. 9 10 11 broad; unduly burdensome and not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery offelevant or , admissible evidence. ,American Blind also objects to ths request to the extent that it calls for the 12 .' .. ANSWER: ' American Blind objects to this interrogatory because, it is over production of documents protected by the attorney client privilege or the attorney work product 13 doctre. SUbject to and without waiving these objections, American Blind states that the name 14 ' , changes that American Blind has undergone reflect the changes in the products being sold by 15 Amercan Blid at any given tie and changes in the marketplace iI general. By way of 16 exampie~ as the company expanded from sellig window treatments to sellng wall coverings and 17 window treatments; the n!le was changed from "American Blind" to "American Blind and 1~ Walpaper Factory." ,When the company decided to expand its product offerigs to include light 19 fixtue~, pictUes and throw rugs, the company changed its name to "American Blid & 20 Wall1?aper &,More." During the late 1990's, the company clianged its corporate name to " 21 "deco!atetoclay.com" to inClude additional produts and services then being offered by the 22, Company and to evidence its strong internet presence. It was subsequently detennned that 23 customers identified with the "American Blid'; names too strongly to fully cross over to the 24 "decoratetoday.com" brad name as, the sole brand name. As a result, the name was changed 25 back to "American Blind, Wallpaper & More" to incorporate the "American Blid" names while coverigs. American 26 , signifyig that the'company sold more than window treatments and wall 27 Blind refers to docunents Bates range ABWF 003054-003772 for a complete list of all the names 28 333 WES KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP WACKR DRIVE, CHOJ/PLATCI20990l.' CHGO, IL 6006 SUm: 260 - 2- Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF Document 188-9 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 4 of 5 ., ,' "L. l.. , 1 under which American Blind has done business, including corporate mintltes regarding name 2 changes, corporate name change information and assumed' name filings. 3 4 5 Dated:. June 19,2006 KELLEY DRYE &W ARRNLLP 6 7 8 , David A. Ramel Susan J. Greenspon ' 9 10 11 , Dawn M: Beery KELLEY PRYE & 'WARN LLP 333 West Wacker Drive,Suite2600 , 1cago, IL. 60606 . Robert N. Phillps 12 Ethar B. Andelman HOWRY SIMON AROLD & ,WHITE, LLP " '525 Market Street, 13 14 Suite 3600 San Fracisco, CA 94105 Telephone: (415) 848-4900 Facsimile: (415) 848-4999 15 16 17 Attorneys for Defendant/Counter- Plaitiff AMRICAN BLIN AN WALLPAPER INC. ' , FACTORY, 18 19 20 , 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP 333 WESW ACKER DRIVE SUIT 260 CHICAGO, XL 60606 CHO i IPLA TCl20990 i. i -3- Case 5:03-cv-05340-JF Document 188-9 Filed 09/07/2006 Page 5 of 5 ,."1 . ~.- ~ , 1 2 3 I am a citizen of , PROOF OF SERVICE, the United States and a resident of the State ofllinois. I am employed in 4 5 Cook County, State of llinois, in the offce of a member of the bar of ths Cour at whose dirtction the servce was made~ I am over the age of eighteen year, and not a pary to the witl action, My business address is 333 W. Wacker Driv.e, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60606. On the date set forth below, I served the document(s) -described below in the 6 maner described below: 7AMJPP.C:A.N, BL~l) AN_~ALLPAPER FACTORY, INC.'S ANSWER TO PLAITIFF 8, GOOGLE INC.'S SECOND SET OF INTERROGtRS ,n" , VI FACSIMILE and U.S. MAI 9 10 11 'Michael H. Page Mark A. Lemley Klaus H. Han Ajay S. Krshnan Keker & VanNest, LLP 710 Sansome StTeet San Francisco, CA. 94111 12 , 13 14 ' 15 16 17 1~ , of xx , (BY FACSIME) I am personally and readily familiar with the business practice Kelley Drye & Wareii LLP for collection and processing of document(s) to be trsmitted by facsimle and I caused suchdocument(s) on ths date to be tranmitted by , facsimile to the offces of addressee(s) at the numbers listed below. , (BY FEDERA EXPRESS) I am personally and readily familiar with the business practice of Kelley Drye & Waren, LLP for collection and processing of correspondence for overnght deliv.ery, and I caused such document(s) described herem to be deposited f9r delivery to a facility regularly maintained by Federal Express for overght delivery. (BY MESSENGER SERVICE) by consigning the document(s) to an 19 authorized courer business practice of, and/or process server- for hand delivery on this date. XX (BY U.S: MAIL) I am personally and readily familiar with the 20 " 21 Kelley Drye & Waren, LLP for collection and processing of correspondence for mailing , with the United States Postal"Service, and I caused such envelope(s) with postage thereon ' 22 23 fully prepaid to be placed in the United States Postal Servce at Chicago, TIinois. 24 25 Caroline C. Plater ~ (1Rt ' Executed on June 19,2006, at Chicago, llnois. 26 27 28 333Wes WACI(~DRIE CHOI/PLA TC/20990LI SUIT 260 CHICA,IL 6066 KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP - 4-

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