Medgraph, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc.
ORDER that since the parties differ as to the impact of the en banc Federal Circuit decision dated 8/13/15 in Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., 2015 WL 4760450, if defendant seeks relief based on that decision, it should file an appropriate motion. Signed by Hon. David G. Larimer on 8/26/15. (EMA)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
DECISION AND ORDER
This Court granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Medtronic, Inc. on June 29,
2015. Defendant has filed an appeal from that decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the
The parties have exchanged correspondence with each other and the Court regarding the
recent en banc Federal Circuit decision dated August 13, 2015 in Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight
Networks, Inc., 2015 WL 4760450. The parties differ as to the impact of that decision on this
Court’s summary judgment decision.
Since this Court has already extensively discussed the prior Akamai decision, see Medgraph,
Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc., __ F.Supp.3d __, 2015 WL 3938253 at *7-*8 (W.D.N.Y. 2015), which has
now been vacated, the en banc decision obviously bears upon the issues in this case and deserves
this Court’s attention. It seems best, therefore, that if defendant seeks relief based on the en banc
Akamai decision, it should file an appropriate motion.
As a part of that filing, defendant should set forth its position as to whether this Court has
jurisdiction to entertain such a motion in light of the pending appeal from the Court’s summary
judgment decision. See Griggs v. Provident Consumer Discount Co., 459 U.S. 56, 58 (1992) (“The
filing of a notice of appeal is an event of jurisdictional significance–it confers jurisdiction on the
court of appeals and divests the district court of its control over those aspects of the case involved
in the appeal”); Retirement Bd. of the Policemen’s Annuity and Ben. Fund of the City of Chicago
v. Bank of New York Mellon, 775 F.3d 154, 159 n.4 (2d Cir. 2014) (“The filing of a notice of appeal
divests a district court of jurisdiction over the issues presented in the appeal”) (citing Griggs, 459
U.S. at 58).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DAVID G. LARIMER
United States District Judge
Dated: Rochester, New York
August 26, 2015.
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