Grupo Petrotemex, S.A. DE C.V. et al v. Polymetrix AG
ORDER in Response to 734 Letter to District Judge, 732 Sealed Letter, 724 Letter to District Judge. (Written Opinion) Signed by Judge Susan Richard Nelson on 9/15/2020. (MJC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
Grupo Petrotemex, S.A. DE C.V.,
DAK Americas LLC,
Case No. 16-cv-2401 (SRN/HB)
Barbara D’Aquila and Margaret Rudolph, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, 60 S. 6th St.,
Ste. 3100, Minneapolis, MN 55402; Eric Schweibenz, J. Derek Mason, John F. Presper,
and Alexander Englehart, Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, 1940 Duke St.,
Alexandria, VA 22314, for Plaintiffs.
Bernard E. Nodzon, Jr., Theodore Budd, Timothy Sullivan, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
LLP, 90 S. 7th St., Ste. 2200, Minneapolis, MN 55402; Igor Shoiket, Stephen Youtsey, and
Todd Noah, Dergosits & Noah LLP, One Embarcadero Center, Ste. 350, San Francisco,
CA 94111, for Defendant.
SUSAN RICHARD NELSON, United States District Judge
This matter is before the Court on Defendant’s September 2, 2020 Letter Request
[Doc. No. 724] for a stay of portions of the Court’s Amended Scheduling Order [Doc. No.
431]. Specifically, Defendant seeks a stay of matters pertaining to claim construction,
infringement, and invalidity, until three months after the Court rules on the parties’ cross
motions for summary judgment/partial summary judgment on the issue of inducement.
Defendant asserts that the motions on inducement are case dispositive, and, depending on the
Court’s rulings, may obviate the need for the parties to proceed with the issues of claim
construction, infringement, and invalidity. (Def.’s Sept. 2, 2020 Letter at 1.)
Plaintiffs oppose the request, arguing that a stay will delay these proceedings and will
disadvantage Plaintiffs. (Pls.’ Sept. 4, 2020 Letter [Doc. No. 732].) They note that they have
spent considerable time preparing claim charts and serving their responses to Defendant’s
infringement contention interrogatories, consistent with the deadlines in the Amended
Scheduling Order. (Id. at 1–2.) In addition, Plaintiffs argue that Defendant’s summary
judgment motion on inducement is not case dispositive. (Id. at 2.)
Defendant subsequently filed a letter on September 8, 2020, responding to some of the
arguments that Plaintiffs raised in their September 4 letter. (Def.’s Sept. 8, 2020 Letter [Doc.
Having reviewed the parties’ letters, the Court will consider Defendant’s letter request
for a stay at the time it takes under advisement the parties’ cross motions for summary
judgment/partial summary judgment on the issue of inducement, on November 5, 2020.
Dated: September 15, 2020
s/Susan Richard Nelson
SUSAN RICHARD NELSON
United States District Judge
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