PA Advisors, LLC v. Google Inc. et al

Filing 518

Unopposed MOTION To Deem as Timely Filed Plaintiff's Response (Dkt. No. 515), Including Ex. 16 re #515 Sealed Response to Motion,,,,, by PA Advisors, LLC. (Attachments: #1 Affidavit of Liz Wiley, #2 Exhibit A, #3 Exhibit B, #4 Text of Proposed Order)(Wiley, Elizabeth)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS MARSHALL DIVISION PA ADVISORS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. GOOGLE INC., et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 2:07-cv-480-RRR JURY TRIAL DEMANDED PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO DEEM AS TIMELY FILED PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE (DKT. NO. 515), INCLUDING EXHIBIT NO. 16, TO YAHOO! INC.'S MOTION TO DECLARE THIS AN EXCEPTIONAL CASE AND FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS (DKT. NO. 492) Plaintiff nXn Tech, LLC ("nXn," formerly known as PA Advisors, LLC) files this Motion to have the Court consider as timely filed nXn's Response (Dkt. No. 515) to the Motion To Declare This An Exceptional Case filed by Defendant Yahoo! Inc. ("Yahoo") (Dkt. No. 492), which request includes considering as timely filed Exhibit No. 16, which is subject to a Notice of Correction to substitute the correct Exhibit Number 16 as part of the nXn Response. FACTUAL BACKGROUND 1. On April 30, 2010, nXn filed several documents pursuant to the Court's Orders of April 19, 2010 (Dkt. Nos. 501 and 503), granting Plaintiff's unopposed motions to extend the deadline for Plaintiff's responses to Defendants' filings of April 2, 2010. 1 Among the responses nXn filed was Plaintiff's Response to the Motion of Yahoo! Inc. To Declare This An Exceptional Case And For Attorneys' Fees And Costs Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. Sec. 285 (Dkt. No. 492) ("Yahoo's Section 285 Motion"). 2 On April 2, 2010, Defendant Yahoo filed its Motion To Declare This An Exceptional Case And For Attorneys' Fees And Costs Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. Sec. 285 and a Proposed Bill of Costs; Defendant Google filed its Motion For Determination of Exceptional Case and Award of Attorneys' Fees (Dkt. No. 493) and a Motion for Taxation of Costs. 2 1 Plaintiff also filed on April 30, 2010: (1) Response to Motion of Google Inc. for Determination of Exceptional Case and Award of Attorneys' Fees (Dkt. No. 493), accompanied by the Wiley Declaration and 33 attached exhibits, and two additional declarations, filed as Dkt. No. 512; (2) Objection to Yahoo's 2. The uploading process for this particular motion began on or around 11 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, but because of the size of one particular document--Exhibit 10 3--and technical problems with one other exhibit, as of approximately 11:50 p.m. the Response as to Yahoo had not yet been filed. Accordingly, the undersigned Ms. Wiley, aware of the problems were delaying the uploading process, began the process of serving on counsel for Yahoo the Response and some 40 exhibits in support of the nXn Response. See Wiley Decl. & Ex. A. 4 3. Because of this unforeseen delay, the filing notice reflects that the official date and time of filing was 12:08 a.m. on Saturday May 1, 2010. See Wiley Decl. Ex. B. 4. In light of the unforeseen technical glitch that rendered the filing some 8 minutes late, nXn files this request to consider the Response, in its entirety and as corrected with the correct Exhibit 16, as timely filed. 5. This request set forth in Paragraph 4 also applies to the filing of corrected Exhibit 16, which was inadvertently not filed with the balance of Dkt. No. 515, but was in fact served on counsel for Yahoo.5 6. relief. Plaintiff has conferred with counsel for Yahoo, and Yahoo is not opposed to this Bill of Costs, accompanied by a declaration and supporting spreadsheets, filed as Docket Number 514; and (3) Response to Google Inc.'s Motion for Taxation of Costs, accompanied by a declaration and supporting spreadsheets, filed as Dkt. No. 513. Exhibit 10, as accurately reflected by the Declaration was the March 1, 2010 hearing before this Court. The size of that file (5 MB) was due to insufficient deletion of extraneous pages and the scanning process used to create that exhibit. 4 3 Not until Monday May 3, 2010, did Ms. Wiley learn that some of these exhibits were not successfully transmitted to counsel for Yahoo. The emails showing the attempted service are included within Exhibit A to the Wiley Declaration. For purposes of this request concerning Exhibit 16, nXn incorporates by reference its Motion for Leave to Substitute as Exhibit 16 the Exhibit attached to the Wiley Declaration that accompanies that motion. 5 2 7. nXn therefore requests that the Court enter the attached order to find nXn's Response timely filed, including the Exhibit 16 that is subject to a separate filing, a Notice of Correction, to which Yahoo also is unopposed. 3 Dated: May 5, 2010 Andrew W. Spangler SPANGLER LAW P.C. 208 N. Green Street, Suite 300 Longview, Texas 75601 (903) 753-9300 (903) 553-0403 (fax) David M. Pridham LAW OFFICE OF DAVID PRIDHAM 25 Linden Road Barrington, Rhode Island 02806 (401) 633-7247 (401) 633-7247 (fax) John M. Bustamante Texas Bar No. 24040618 BUSTAMANTE, P.C. 54 Rainey Street, No. 721 Austin, Texas 78701 Tel. 512.940.3753 Fax. 512.551.3773 Patrick R. Anderson PATRICK R. ANDERSON PLLC 4225 Miller Rd, Bldg. B-9, Suite 358 Flint, MI 48507 (810) 275-0751 (248) 928-9239 (fax) Respectfully submitted, By: /s/ Elizabeth A. Wiley_ Elizabeth A. Wiley Elizabeth A. Wiley Texas State Bar No. 00788666 THE WILEY FIRM PC P.O. Box 303280 Austin, Texas 78703-3280 Telephone: (512) 560.3480 Facsimile: (512) 551.0028 Email: Marc A. Fenster CA Bar No. 181067 LEAD COUNSEL Andrew Weiss CA Bar No. 232974 Adam Hoffman CA Bar No. 218740 RUSS, AUGUST & KABAT 12424 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 826-7474 (310) 826-6991 (fax) 4 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that the counsel of record who are deemed to have consented to electronic service are being served May 5, 2009 with a copy of this document via the Court's CM/ECF system per Local Rule CV-5(a)(3). Any other counsel of record will be served by electronic mail, facsimile transmission, and/or first class mail on this same date. Dated: May 5, 2010 /s/ Elizabeth A. Wiley Elizabeth A. Wiley 5

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