Elan Microelectronics Corporation v. Apple, Inc.
Declaration of Sean P. DeBruine in Support of Motion to Stay Pending Final Determination by the ITC of Investigation No 337-TA-714 re 78 filed byElan Microelectronics Corporation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E) (DeBruine, Sean) (Filed on 4/27/2010) Modified on 4/28/2010 (bw, COURT STAFF).
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From: Sent: To: Cc: Mehta, Sonal [Sonal.Mehta@weil.com] Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8:11 PM DeBruine, Sean; Apple Elan WGM Service Elan Apple Team
Subject: RE: Claim Construction Briefing
Sean, Apple cannot agree to your proposal to extend the claim construction briefing schedule to May 7 and May 28 for opening and responsive briefs respectively due to Elan's ITC complaint. While the statutory period for Apple to elect a stay would not run until 30 days after an investigation is instituted, if at all, we can tell you that Apple is at present disinclined to elect a stay of the district court action on the '352 patent. As such, it is important that the district court action proceed in full and on schedule. Elan's choice to initiate a parallel ITC investigation right in the midst of claim construction proceedings should not disrupt the current schedule. Apple is prepared to file its opening claim construction brief on Friday. If Elan needs a short extension to prepare its brief, we are open to discussing it. Otherwise, we plan to comply with the Court's scheduling order. Regards, Sonal N. Mehta Weil Gotshal & Manges 201 Redwood Shores Pkwy Redwood Shores, CA 94065 t: (650) 802-3118 f: (650) 802-3100 firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Sean.DeBruine@alston.com [mailto:Sean.DeBruine@alston.com] Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 12:10 PM To: Apple Elan WGM Service Cc: Elan.Apple.Team@alston.com Subject: Claim Construction Briefing Dear Sonal and Ed I understand from my brief conversation with Jared on Friday that Apple has not decided whether it will seek to stay the district court case in light of Elan's ITC complaint. The period for the ITC to institute an investigation based on that complaint runs on April 29, yet the parties' claim construction briefs and the upcoming claim construction briefing. In particular, opening briefs are due this Friday, April 16 and Reply briefs on April 30. Elan believes that it does not make sense to file these briefs on this schedule when there is a likelihood that all or part of the case will be stayed. That is particularly true here, when the Markman hearing is not until June 23. In addition, we have not yet resolved the issues regarding Apple's decision to drop its '929 patent claims and the revised Joint Claim Construction Statement. As such, there is still some uncertainty regarding what Markman issues will be briefed. As such Elan intends to move today for an order continuing the briefing until May 7 and May 28 respectively to allow time to resolve the status of the case after the ITC institutes the investigation. Such a schedule would still have the responsive briefs filed nearly one month before the June 23 hearing. Please let me know if Apple would stipulate to such a continuance.
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