Motorola Mobility, Inc. v. Apple, Inc.
ORDER Granting Motion to Strike; re 178 Motion to Strike. Signed by Judge Ursula Ungaro on 11/28/2011. (asl)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC.,
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO STRIKE
THIS CAUSE is before the Court upon the Motion (D.E. 178) by Apple to Strike
Motorola’s Supplemental Infringement Contentions. THE COURT has considered the Motion, the
pertinent portions of the record, and is otherwise fully advised in the premises.
On November 7, 2011, Apple filed the instant motion, generating a response deadline for
Motorola of November 25, 2011. To date, Motorola has not filed a response motion. However, the
Court has considered Motorola’s Notice concerning its supplemental infringement contentions
(D.E. 164), filed on October 28, 2011.
claims that it presumed that the court-ordered deadline for infringement
contentions was preliminary (D.E. 164). Nothing in the Court’s scheduling order (D.E. 77),
however, indicated that the deadlines were not final. Furthermore, Motorola does not persuade the
Court that Motorola’s should be granted relief here because Motorola relied on Apple’s indication
that Apple was reserving the right to amend its infringement contentions in light of future discovery.
See D.E. 164. Had Motorola any question as to the deadlines in D.E. 77, the proper recourse was to
motion the Court for clarification. Motorola failed to do this.
Rule 16(b)(1) provides that, “[e]xcept in categories of actions exempted by district court rule
as inappropriate, the district judge . . . shall . . . enter a scheduling order that limits the time to join
other parties and to amend the pleadings.” Sub-section (f)(1)(C) further provides that the Court may
issue “just orders” if a party fails to obey a scheduling order. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED the Motion (D.E. 178) is GRANTED.
DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Miami, Florida, this _28th__ day of November,
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
counsel of record
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