Acer, Inc. et al v. Technology Properties Limited et al

Filing 191

STIPULATION AND ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES (approving 185 in 5:08-cv-00882-JF, 106 in 5:08-cv-05398-JF. 189 in 5:08-cv-00877-JF). Signed by Judge Jeremy Fogel on 9/20/2010. (jflc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/20/2010)

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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 28 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 954-4400 **E-Filed 9/20/2010** [SEE SIGNATURE PAGE FOR PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD] UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION ACER, INC., ACER AMERICA CORPORATION and GATEWAY, INC., Plaintiffs, v. TECHNOLOGY PROPERTIES LIMITED, PATRIOT SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION, and ALLIACENSE LIMITED, Defendants. HTC CORPORATION, HTC AMERICA, INC., Plaintiffs, v. TECHNOLOGY PROPERTIES LIMITED, PATRIOT SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION, and ALLIACENSE LIMITED, Defendants. Case No. 5:08-cv-00877 JR/HRL -----------------STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED]ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES [RELATED CASES] Case No. 5:08-cv-00882 JF/HRL 23129/2369810.1 Case Nos. 5:08-cv-00877-JR/HRL; 5:08-cv-00882-JF/HRL; 5:08-cv-05398-JF/HRL STIPULATION & [PROP.] ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES 23129\2372026.1 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 28 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 954-4400 BARCO N.V., a Belgian corporation, Plaintiff, v. TECHNOLOGY PROPERTIES LTD., PATRIOT SCIENTIFIC CORP., ALLIACENSE LTD., Defendants. Case No. 5:08-cv-05398 JF/HRL The parties in these three related cases, Acer, Inc., Acer America, Inc. and Gateway, Inc. (collectively "Acer"), Barco, N.V. ("Barco"), HTC Corp. and HTC America, Inc. (collectively "HTC") (Acer, Barco and HTC collectively "Plaintiffs"); and Technology Properties Ltd., Patriot Scientific Corp. and Alliacense, Ltd. (collectively "TPL" or "Defendants"), pursuant to Northern District of California Civil Local Rule 6-2, make this stipulated request for an order to continue case scheduling dates with reference to the following facts: WHEREAS, on February 22, 2010 this Court entered an Order Following Case Management Conference establishing a schedule for these actions ("Scheduling Order") (Dkt. 156 in no. 08-cv-0877; Dkt. 148 in no. 08-cv-0882; Dkt. 76 in no. 08-cv-5398); WHEREAS, on May 19, 2010 this Court entered an amended scheduling order for this action ("Amended Scheduling Order") (see, e.g., Dkt. 162 in case no. 08-cv-0877); WHEREAS, on or about September 2, 2010, counsel for Defendants left voicemails with counsel for Acer and HTC, requesting a continuance of thirty (30) days for filing the joint claim construction and pre-hearing statement, currently due September 21, 2010, in order to fully meet and confer as to the many proposed claim terms to be construed; WHEREAS, on or about September 10, 2010, counsel for Plaintiffs informed counsel for Defendants that Plaintiffs would be amenable to continuing only the due date for the joint claim construction and pre-hearing statement to October 19, 2010 without moving other dates; WHEREAS, in response, Defendants indicated that continuing only the due date for the joint statement would eliminate the time period allowed under the local rules for Defendants to prepare their opening brief and as such, their proposal was to continue the entire remaining -2Case Nos. 5:08-cv-00877-JR/HRL; 5:08-cv-00882-JF/HRL; 5:08-cv-05398-JF/HRL STIPULATION & [PROP.] ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES 23129\2372026.1 23129/2369810.1 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 28 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 954-4400 schedule by thirty (30) days; WHEREAS, no dates have been set for the tutorial, claim construction hearing, or trial; WHEREAS, the parties then agreed on or about September 13, 2010 that the Scheduling Order be modified as follows; ACCORDINGLY, it is HEREBY STIPULATED by and among the parties and their counsel of record that the dates in the Amended Scheduling Order be modified as follows (under the "Proposed" column): Event Current Last day to file joint claim construction and pre-hearing statement Claim construction discovery cut-off Defendants' opening claim construction brief Plaintiffs' responsive claim construction brief Defendants' reply claim construction brief Patent Technology Tutorial* September 21, 2010 October 19, 2010 November 2, 2010 November 30, 2010 December 14, 2010 Date Proposed October 21, 2010 November 19, 2010 December 2, 2010 January 14, 2011 February 4, 2011 *If requested by the Court Approximately 20 days after reply claim construction brief Claim construction hearing Status conference Final infringement contentions1 1 To be determined Three weeks after the claim construction hearing 30 days after the claim construction ruling These two deadlines for final infringement and final invalidity contentions only apply to case nos. 5:08-cv-0877 (Acer v. TPL) and 5:08-cv-0882 (HTC v. TPL). Case no. 5:08-cv-05398 (Barco v. TPL) was filed in December 2008 and operates under the Patent Local Rules that were in effect after March 2008, which do not provide for final infringement or invalidity contentions absent leave from Court. & -3Case Nos. 5:08-cv-00877-JR/HRL; 5:08-cv-00882-JF/HRL; 5:08-cv-05398-JF/HRL STIPULATION & [PROP.] ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES 23129\2372026.1 2 23129/2369810.1 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 28 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 954-4400 Event Current Final invalidity contentions2 Defendants to serve willfulness documents; opinion of counsel Close of fact discovery Initial expert reports Rebuttal expert reports Close of expert discovery Trial Date Proposed 50 days after the claim construction ruling 50 days after the claim construction ruling Six months after the final invalidity contentions 30 days after the close of fact discovery 30 days after the initial expert reports Two weeks after the rebuttal expert reports To be determined Dated: September 15, 2010 FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP By: /s/ John L. Cooper John L. Cooper jcooper@fbm.com Stephanie Powers Skaff sskaff@fbm.com Eugene Y. Mar emar@fbm.com Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 954-4400 Fax: (415) 954-4480 Attorneys for Technology Properties Ltd., Patriot Scientific Corp., and Alliacense Ltd. -4Case Nos. 5:08-cv-00877-JR/HRL; 5:08-cv-00882-JF/HRL; 5:08-cv-05398-JF/HRL STIPULATION & [PROP.] ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES 23129\2372026.1 23129/2369810.1 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 28 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 954-4400 Dated: September 15, 2010 KIRBY NOONAN LANCE & HOGE, LLP By: /s/ Charles T. Hoge Charles T. Hoge Attorneys for Defendant PATRIOT SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION Dated: September 15, 2010 K&L GATES LLP By: /s/ Jeffrey M. Ratinoff Jeffrey M. Ratinoff Jeffrey.ratinoff@klgates.com K&L Gates LLP 630 Hansen Way Palo Alto, CA 94304 Phone: (650) 798-6700 Fax: (650) 798-6701 Attorneys for Acer, Inc., Acer America Corp. and Gateway, Inc. Dated: September 15, 2010 COOLEY LLP By: /s/ Kyle D. Chen Kyle D. Chen, Esq. kyle.chen@cooley.com Heidi L. Keefe, Esq. hkeefe@cooley.com Mark R. Weinstein, Esq. mweinstein@cooley.com Cooley LLP 3000 El Camino Real Five Palo Alto Square, 4th Floor Palo Alto, California 94306 Phone: (650) 843-5000 Fax: (650) 857-0663 Attorneys for HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. -5Case Nos. 5:08-cv-00877-JR/HRL; 5:08-cv-00882-JF/HRL; 5:08-cv-05398-JF/HRL STIPULATION & [PROP.] ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES 23129\2372026.1 23129/2369810.1 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 28 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 954-4400 Dated: September 15, 2010 BAKER & MCKENZIE By: /s/ Edward Runyan, Esq. Edward Runyan, Esq. Edward.Runyan@bakernet.com Baker & McKenzie 130 East Randolph Drive Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 861-8811 Fax: (312) 698-2341 Attorneys for Barco, N.V. PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 20 Dated: September ___, 2010 THE HONORABLE JEREMY FOGEL UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -6Case Nos. 5:08-cv-00877-JR/HRL; 5:08-cv-00882-JF/HRL; 5:08-cv-05398-JF/HRL STIPULATION & [PROP.] ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES 23129\2372026.1 23129/2369810.1 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 28 Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 954-4400 ATTESTATION PER GENERAL ORDER 45 I, Eugene Mar, am the ECF User whose ID and password are being used to file this Stipulation. In compliance with General Order 45, X.B., I hereby attest that the counsel listed above have concurred with this filing. Dated: September 15, 2010 FARELLA BRAUN + MARTEL LLP By: /s/ Eugene Y. Mar John L. Cooper jcooper@fbm.com Stephanie Powers Skaff sskaff@fbm.com Eugene Y. Mar emar@fbm.com Farella Braun + Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 954-4400 Fax: (415) 954-4480 Attorneys for Technology Properties Ltd., Patriot Scientific Corp., and Alliacense Ltd. -7Case Nos. 5:08-cv-00877-JR/HRL; 5:08-cv-00882-JF/HRL; 5:08-cv-05398-JF/HRL STIPULATION & [PROP.] ORDER CONTINUING CASE SCHEDULING DATES 23129\2372026.1 23129/2369810.1

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