Synthes (USA) v. Spinal Kinetics Inc.

Filing 186

STIPULATION AND ORDER Regarding Amendments to Pretrial Schedule and Withdrawal of Pending Motions re 181 Regarding Amendments to Pretrial Schedule and Withdrawal of Pending Motions. Motions terminated: 175 MOTION to Amend/Correct PRETRIAL ORDER TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL EXPERT REPORTS REGARDING PRODUCT TESTING AND TO BAR SPINAL KINETICS FROM RELYING ON WITHHELD TESTING INFORMATION; AND APPEAL OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S ORDER RE SAMPL filed by Synthes USA Sales, LLC, Synthes, Inc., Synthes USA, LLC, 178 MOTION to Strike filed by Spinal Kinetics Inc. Signed by Judge Ronald M. Whyte on 3/21/11. (jg, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/21/2011) Modified on 3/22/2011 (bw, COURT STAFF).

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Synthes (USA) v. Spinal Kinetics Inc. Doc. 186 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 LA1 2047450v.1 COUNSEL LISTED ON LAST PAGE *E-FILED - 3/21/11* UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION SYNTHES USA, LLC (f/k/a SYNTHES (U.S.A.)); SYNTHES USA SALES, LLC; and SYNTHES, INC. Plaintiffs, v. SPINAL KINETICS, INC., Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. C-09-01201-RMW Assigned to: Hon. Ronald M. Whyte STIPULATION AND [] ORDER REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO PRETRIAL SCHEDULE AND WITHDRAWAL OF PENDING MOTIONS CASE NO. C-09-01201-RMW STIPULATION AND [] ORDER REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO PRETRIAL SCHEDULE AND WITHDRAWAL OF PENDING MOTIONS Dockets.Justia.com 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 LA1 2047450v.1 On March 7, 2011, the Plaintiffs ("Synthes") filed (1) An Appeal Of Magistrate Judge's Order Re Samples Of Accused Infringing Products; And (2) A Notice Of Motion And Motion To Amend Pretrial Order To Allow Plaintiffs To Submit Supplemental Expert Reports Regarding Product Testing And To Bar Spinal Kinetics From Relying On Withheld Testing Information. Dkt. 175. On March 11, 2011, the Defendant ("Spinal Kinetics") filed a Notice Of Motion And Motion To Strike Plaintiff's "Appeal" Of Magistrate Judge's Order And Motion To Amend Pretrial Order. Dkt. 178. The parties have met and conferred, and have reached an agreement that will resolve many of the disputed issues and that will allow the pending motions to be withdrawn. IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties, through their counsel, that: (1) Spinal Kinetics will deliver to Synthes an additional 12 core samples on March 15, 2011, for which Synthes will pay a total of $540. (2) The deadlines in the Amended Joint Second Case Management Order (Dkt. 102) are amended as follows: Opening Expert Reports on issues the party bears the burden of proof: April 11, 2011. Rebuttal Expert Reports solely to contradict or rebut opening expert reports: May 2, 2011. Close of Expert Discovery: May 27, 2011. All other deadlines in the Amended Joint Second Case Management Order remain unchanged. Additionally, the deposition of Robert Donohue may be taken by Spinal Kinetics after the close of fact discovery on March 17, 2011 in Philadelphia. (3) Synthes hereby withdraws its Appeal Of Magistrate Judge's Order Re Samples Of Accused Infringing Products and Motion To Amend Pretrial Order To Allow Plaintiffs To Submit Supplemental Expert Reports Regarding Product Testing And To Bar Spinal Kinetics From Relying On Withheld Testing Information (Dkt. 175). (4) Spinal Kinetics hereby withdraws its Motion To Strike Plaintiff's "Appeal" Of Magistrate Judge's Order And Motion To Amend Pretrial Order (Dkt. 178); CASE NO. C-09-01201-RMW 1 STIPULATION AND [] ORDER RE BRIEFING SCHEDULE AND HEARING FOR SPINAL KINETICS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 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 LA1 2047450v.1 (5) Synthes' agreement to the above schedule and withdrawal of its motion are made without waiver to Synthes' right to seek to exclude evidence relating to Spinal Kinetics' testing of the accused devices, or to seek any other appropriate relief, at a later date in view of the timing of the disclosure of this evidence and the timing and the amount of discovery provided by Spinal Kinetics in response to Synthes' discovery requests relating to the subject matter of testing of the accused devices, and the timing of the Spinal Kinetic's production of samples and components for testing by Synthes. SO ORDERED, this 21 day of March 2011. HONORABLE RONALD M. WHYTE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE Agreed to and submitted by: SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP Dated: March 14, 2011 By: /s/ Jeffrey M. Olson Jeffrey M. Olson Attorneys for Plaintiffs SYNTHES USA, LLC (f/k/a SYNTHES (U.S.A.)); SYNTHES USA SALES, LLC; and SYNTHES, INC. DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP Dated: March 14, 2011 By: /s/ Allan W. Jansen Allan W. Jansen Attorneys for Defendant SPINAL KINETICS, INC. CASE NO. C-09-01201-RMW 2 STIPULATION AND [] ORDER RE BRIEFING SCHEDULE AND HEARING FOR SPINAL KINETICS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 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 LA1 2047450v.1 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP JEFFREY M. OLSON (SBN 104074) jolson@sidley.com PAUL H. MEIER (SBN 115999) pmeier@sidley.com SAMUEL N. TIU (SBN 216291) stiu@sidley.com MATTHEW S. JORGENSON (SBN 229131) mjorgenson@sidley.com 555 W. Fifth Street, Suite 4000 Los Angeles, California 90013 (213) 896-6000 phone (213) 896-6600 fax Attorneys for Plaintiffs SYNTHES USA, LLC (f/k/a SYNTHES (U.S.A.)); SYNTHES USA SALES, LLC; and SYNTHES, INC. Andre De La Cruz (State Bar No. 245175) adelacruz@orrick.com Ehab M. Samuel (State Bar No. 228296) esamuel@orrick.com ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP Park Plaza, Suite 1600 4 Irvine, CA 92614-2558 Telephone: (949) 567-6700 Facsimile: (949) 567-6710 Monte M.F. Cooper (State Bar No. 196746) mcooper@orrick.com ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP 1000 Marsh Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 Telephone: (650) 614-7400 Facsimile: (650) 614-7401 James W. Geriak (State Bar No. 32871) geriakj@dicksteinshapiro.com Allan W. Jansen (State Bar No. 81992) jansena@dicksteinshapiro.com DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 2030 Main Street, Suite 1300 Irvine, CA 92614-7200 Telephone: (310) 772-8300 Facsimile: (310) 772-8317 Robert W. Dickerson (State Bar No. 89367) dickersonr@dicksteinshapiro.com DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 2049 Century Park East, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Telephone: (310) 772-8300 Facsimile: (310) 772-8317 Attorneys for Defendant SPINAL KINETICS, INC. CASE NO. C-09-01201-RMW 3 STIPULATION AND [] ORDER RE BRIEFING SCHEDULE AND HEARING FOR SPINAL KINETICS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 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 LA1 2047450v.1 Pursuant to General Order No. 45, Section X(B) regarding signatures, I attest under penalty of perjury that concurrence in the filing of this document has been obtained from Allan W. Jansen. Dated: March 14, 2011 By: /s/ Jeffrey M. Olson Jeffrey M. Olson Attorneys for Plaintiffs SYNTHES USA, LLC (f/k/a SYNTHES (U.S.A.)); SYNTHES USA SALES, LLC; and SYNTHES, INC. CASE NO. C-09-01201-RMW 4 STIPULATION AND [] ORDER RE BRIEFING SCHEDULE AND HEARING FOR SPINAL KINETICS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

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