Zions Bancorporation v. U.S. Ethernet Innovations LLC

Filing 87

ORDER APPOINTING TECHNICAL ADVISOR. Signed by Judge James Ware on October 17, 2011. (jwlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/17/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 Plaintiff, v. ORDER APPOINTING TECHNICAL ADVISOR Acer, Inc., et al., 14 15 NO. C 10-03724 JW NO. C 10-05254 JW NO. C 10-03481 JW / AT&T, Inc., et al., 16 Defendants. 17 18 / Zions Bancorporation, et al., 19 20 21 Plaintiffs, v. U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC, 22 Defendant. 23 / 24 25 On September 29, 2011, the Court issued an Order apprising the parties of its intent to 26 appoint a Technical Advisor, Kwan Chan.1 The Order provided that any party to the litigation 27 1 28 (Notice of Intent to Appoint a Technical Advisor, Kwan Chan, hereafter, “Order” Docket Item No. 553 in No. C 10-03724 JW.) 1 wishing to object to Mr. Chan’s appointment shall file its objection with the assigned Magistrate 2 Judge by October 14, 2011. (Order at 4.) On October 17, 2011, Judge Beeler notified the Court that 3 no objection has been filed. 4 5 6 7 Accordingly, the Court appoints Kwan Chan as a Technical Advisor for these related cases under the following terms: 1. Any advice provided to the Court by Mr. Chan will not be based on any extra-record information. 8 2. To the extent that the Court may ask Mr. Chan to provide a formal written report on 9 technical advice concerning the case, a copy of the formal written report prepared by Mr. Chan shall be provided to the parties. However, the Court reserves the right to have informal verbal 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 communications with Mr. Chan which are not included in any formal written report. 12 3. Mr. Chan may attend all case-related court proceedings. 13 4. Mr. Chan may review any pleadings, motions or documents submitted to the Court. 14 5. As a Technical Advisor, Mr. Chan will make no written findings of fact and will not 15 supply any evidence to the Court. Thus, Mr. Chan will be outside the purview of “expert witnesses” 16 under Fed. R. Evid. 706. As such, the provisions in Rule 706 for depositions and questioning of 17 expert witnesses will be inapplicable to Mr. Chan. See Reilly v. United States, 863 F.2d 149, 155- 18 67 (1st Cir. 1988). 19 20 21 6. Mr. Chan will have no contact with any of the parties or their counsel except for billing purposes. 7. Each party shall bear the cost of the Technical Advisor on a per capita basis, payable in 22 advance. Because the Court has advanced the Markman hearing to October 21, 2011, the parties 23 shall immediately meet and confer with Mr. Chan and develop a plan to set up a trust account 24 whereby the parties shall deposit, initially, $10,000 each to cover the anticipated fees and costs. Mr. 25 Chan shall issue statements to the parties and draw from the trust account every fifteen (15) days for 26 his performance of the appointment. Mr. Chan will bill at the rate of $450.00 per hour. 27 28 2 1 The Technical Advisor shall report to the Court on a periodic basis, every sixty (60) days, 2 regarding the state of his fees and expenses and make a recommendation to the Court as to whether 3 the trust account needs additional deposits from the parties as the case progresses. 4 All matters pertaining to the fees of Mr. Chan are referred to the assigned Magistrate Judge. 5 8. On or before October 18, 2011, Mr. Chan shall file a declaration that he will adhere to 6 7 the terms of his appointment. The Clerk of Court shall immediately add Mr. Chan to the docket. 8 9 Dated: October 17, 2011 JAMES WARE United States District Chief Judge 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 1 THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT COPIES OF THIS ORDER HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Andy Tindel atindel@andytindel.com Anthony H. Son ason@wileyrein.com Ashlea Pflug araymond@winston.com Barry Kenneth Shelton shelton@fr.com Benjamin Charles Elacqua elacqua@fr.com Brian Christopher Claassen Brian.Claassen@kmob.com Bruce A Smith bsmith@jwfirm.com Charlene Marie Morrow cmorrow@fenwick.com Charles Ainsworth charley@pbatyler.com Christopher Frederick Jeu cjeu@mofo.com Christopher Needham Cravey ccravey@wmalaw.com Christopher Ronald Noyes christopher.noyes@wilmerhale.com Craig Steven Summers 2css@kmob.com Danny Lloyd Williams dwilliams@wmalaw.com Darryl Michael Woo dwoo@fenwick.com David J Healey healey@fr.com David J. Healey Healey@fr.com David Lee Gann dgann@rgrdlaw.com David T McDonald david.mcdonald@klgates.com David T Pollock dpollock@reedsmith.com Deron R Dacus ddacus@rameyflock.com Dominic E. Massa dominic.massa@wilmerhale.com Douglas R. Young dyoung@fbm.com E Joseph Benz jbenz@csgrr.com Eric Louis Toscano etoscano@reedsmith.com Garland T. Stephens stephens@fr.com Harold H Davis harold.davis@klgates.com Hector J. Ribera hribera@fenwick.com Hiep Huu Nguyen hnguyen@winston.com Hsiang H. Lin jlin@ftbklaw.com Irfan A Lateef 2ial@kmob.com Irfan Ahmed Lateef ial@kmob.com Jack Wesley Hill fedserv@icklaw.com Jack Wesley Hill fedserv@icklaw.com James Patrick Brogan jbrogan@cooley.com Jason S Jackson jjackson@rgrdlaw.com Jeffrey Fuming Yee yeej@gtlaw.com Jeffrey K. Joyner joynerj@gtlaw.com Jennifer Parker Ainsworth jainsworth@wilsonlawfirm.com Jessica M. Kattula jkattula@rgrdlaw.com John Christopher Herman jherman@rgrdlaw.com John K. Grant johnkg@rgrdlaw.com John Philip Brinkmann brinkmann@fr.com John W Thornburgh thornburgh@fr.com Jonah D Mitchell jmitchell@reedsmith.com Jonah Dylan Mitchell jmitchell@reedsmith.com Jordan Jaffe jordanjaffe@quinnemanuel.com Karl J Kramer kkramer@mofo.com Kevin P.B. Johnson kevinjohnson@quinnemanuel.com Kimball R Anderson kanderson@winston.com 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Kyle D Chen kyle.chen@cooley.com Kyung Kim dkim@wmalaw.com Lam Khanh Nguyen lnguyen@cooley.com Laura Katherine Carter lcarter@winston.com Lillian J Pan lpan@orrick.com Lionel Marks Lavenue Lionel.Lavenue@finnegan.com Mahmoud Munes Tomeh 2mmt@kmob.com Mark Daniel Selwyn mark.selwyn@wilmerhale.com Marko R Zoretic 2mrz@kmob.com Matthew Clay Harris mch@emafirm.com Matthew J. Brigham mbrigham@cooley.com Michael J Newton mike.newton@alston.com Michael J. Bettinger mike.bettinger@klgates.com Michael L Brody Mbrody@winston.com Nicholas James Nugent nicholas.nugent@finnegan.com Patricia Kane Schmidt patricia.schmidt@klgates.com Peter M Jones pjones@rgrdlaw.com Ray R. Zado rayzado@quinnemanuel.com Richard T Ting rting@reedsmith.com Robert Christopher Bunt rcbunt@pbatyler.com Robert M Parker rmparker@pbatyler.com Roderick Bland Williams rick.williams@klgates.com Roger Brian Craft bcraft@findlaycraft.com Ruben Singh Bains rbains@wmalaw.com Ryan K. Walsh rwalsh@rgrdlaw.com Scott D. Baker sbaker@reedsmith.com Scott Richard Mosko scott.mosko@finnegan.com Sean Sang-Chul Pak seanpak@quinnemanuel.com Seth M Sproul sproul@fr.com Seth McCarthy Sproul sproul@fr.com Steven S. Baik sbaik@ftbklaw.com Thomas J. Friel tfriel@cooley.com Thomas John Ward jw@jwfirm.com Thomas John Ward jw@jwfirm.com Timothy Paar Walker timothy.walker@klgates.com Todd Richard Gregorian tgregorian@fenwick.com William F. Lee william.lee@wilmerhale.com 20 Dated: October 17, 2011 Richard W. Wieking, Clerk 21 By: 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 5 /s/ JW Chambers Susan Imbriani Courtroom Deputy

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