PA Advisors, LLC v. Google Inc. et al

Filing 294

Opposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer to Interrogatory by Google Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Text of Proposed Order, #2 Exhibit A, #3 Exhibit B, #4 Exhibit C, #5 Exhibit D, #6 Exhibit E)(Cannon, Brian)

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PA Advisors, LLC v. Google Inc. et al Doc. 294 Att. 3 EXHIBIT B 1 teal lawyers [ silicon valley 555 't'win Dolphin Drive, Suite 56(), Redwood Sborey, California 94065-2139 1'IB:u (650) $()1..5000 FAX: (650) 801..5100 f WRITER'S DIRECT DIAL No. (650) 801-5055 WRITER'S INTERNET ADDREss briancannon @ . September 24, 2009 VIA E-MAIL ari Ari Rafilson The Rafilson Law Firm, PLLC 1318 Royal Palm Lane Carrollton, TX 75007 Re: PA Advisors LLC v. Google Inc., et al. U.S.D.C. - Eastern District of Texas, Case No. 2:07-cv-480-DF Dear Counsel: I write concerning Plaintiff's January 6, 2009 Responses to Google's First Set of Interrogatories and to Defendants' First Set of Interrogatories in order to request Plaintiff supplement promptly its answers, which are deficient. As you know, plaintiff has an ongoing duty to supplement its interrogatory responses pursuant to Rule 26(e), Fed.R.Civ.P. In its interrogatories, Google asked Plaintiff, inter alia, to identify and explain in detail how Google's products infringe; whether that infringement is direct or indirect; the structures in Google's products that allegedly infringe, as well as identification of documents to support such assertions. See Interrogatories Nos. 1 and 2. In response to these interrogatories, Plaintiff relied entirely on its August 22, 2008 P.R. 3-1 disclosures and provided no detail or evidence as to how Google's software allegedly infringes the claims of the patent in suit. After the extensive discovery taken to date, Plaintiff's responses are inadequate. Plaintiff must supplement its interrogatory answers. With fact discovery coming to a close, Google is entitled to know the specific aspects and functionality of its software that Plaintiff asserts infringe the patent in suit and the support for those assertions. For instance , Google is entitled to know what aspects of Google's products use or constitute a "linguistic pattern " (Google Interrogatory No. 7) and what use or constitute a "user profile " (Google Interrogatory No. 8). Google is likewise entitled to detailed claim charts to identify each step or structure in Google's products that purportedly gl;y6N ernanUel MO 4fter & hedges, UP LOS ANGFI.f';S 1:865 South Figv n-oa Suva 1011i Floor, t,t)s Angeles, California 90017-2 ,,; (213) 443-3000 FAX (21.3) 443-3100 INEW YORK 1,51 Madison Avemiu., 222nd Floor, New York, New York 1)01(3-(601 H tF.. (212) 349-7000 FAX (212) 849--7140 SAN ('II NIC14CO 150 Cihfnrn'Fi Street, 22nd floor, Stan Fianci.wo. Cal;Ptunin 941 I i 9'F.L (<t 15) 975-6600 FAX' (415) 87S-6700 CHICAGO 1 250 South Wacker Drivtt, Suit: 230,, III4u i5 60606-6301 11'8-1.. (3 t2r 46 3-2.961. v..; x(312) 463-21)62 LONDON 116 old l.ia ley, E..trudiw EC4.M. 7EG. 1.1 nited Kingdoni 1 ; +44(0) 20 7653 2000) FAX +44(01! 20765' 2 100 TOKYO I Akasaka I'win Tooter Main Bldg- 6th Fl., 17-22 Ak;t%aku 2-Chorne. Minafo-ket, Tokyo .107-0452, .iapar) 1a" t1., r81 35561-1711 FAX 81 35561-17,12 correspond to the asserted claims (Google Interrogatory No. 2). Google is suffering prejudice because it cannot properly prepare its defense without knowing details about what Plaintiff asserts infringe the patent. Plaintiff has received over one million pages of confidential Google documents and over million lines of source code . It has deposed multiple Google engineers and corporate representatives. At this point i n the case , Plaintiff should be able to point to exactly what functionality in Google's products allegedly practices the claims and should be able to link that to documents, testimony and/or source code citations. In addition, Plaintiff should supplement its answers to Defendants ' common Interrogatories that call for, inter alia, information concerning the conception and reduction to practice of the claimed inventions , offers for sale, products that embody the claimed inventions , as well as Plaintiff's response to the charges of inequitable conduct. See, e.g., Common Interrogatories 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17 and 18. We expect Plaintiff's to update promptly its interrogatory responses. If Plaintiff does not so supplement, in particular with respect to its infringement contentions, we will conclude that Plaintiff has no further information, contentions, or supporting evidence to provide. Should Plaintiff seek to introduce additional information later in the case, Google will move to preclude such information. Very truly yours, Brian Cannon BC: ab 2

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