Rockstar Consortium US LP et al v. Google Inc
Opposed MOTION for the Court to Enter its [Model] Order Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art to Reduce Costs, to Limit the Number of Asserted Claims, and to Extend the Deadline for the Parties to Comply with P.R. 4-2 by Google Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Andrea Pallios Roberts, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Text of Proposed Order)(Perlson, David)
John Lahad [jlahad@SusmanGodfrey.com]
Friday, April 18, 2014 1:51 PM
Andrea P Roberts
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RE: Rockstar v. Google
Thanks for your email, and good chatting with you today. We disagree that the number of
patents and claims is unreasonable at this stage in the litigation. As you mentioned, under the
Court’s model order – which has not been issued in this case – the earliest Rockstar would
have to make an election is “by the date set for completion of claim construction discovery.”
Under the Court’s current sample DCO, that’s not until September. Google’s only argument is
burden, but that was explicitly taken into consideration by the Court in its model order, which
intends to “streamline the issues in this case.” Accordingly, to the extent Rockstar must limit
claims, it will do so when ordered by the Court.
You add that Rockstar’s infringement contentions “do not provide sufficient specificity to put
Google on notice of what functionalities Rockstar contends infringes the asserted patents.”
Suffice it to say, we disagree. Per PR 3-1, Rockstar’s infringement contentions name each
instrumentality currently accused of infringement and provide ample evidence “identifying
specifically where each element of each asserted claim is found within each Accused
Happy to discuss.
John P. Lahad
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
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Subject: Rockstar v. Google
I write regarding Rockstar’s infringement contentions. First, Rockstar’s assertion of 144 claims in 7 patents is
unreasonable. As a practical matter, this is far too many. Not only is it extremely difficult for Google to
analyze Rockstar’s infringement contentions, but it will greatly increase the volume of Google’s invalidity
contentions, which will be a burden to all parties. Moreover, Rockstar cannot possibly try anything remotely
close to 144 claims and must know that it will, at least eventually, have to reduce the number of asserted
claims. Indeed, under the Court’s Model Order Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art to Reduce Costs,
Rockstar will need to limit itself to 32 asserted claims by the close of claim construction discovery. Rockstar
should reduce the number of asserted claims now, before Google serves its invalidity contentions under P.R. 33. Please confirm that Rockstar will do so by Friday, April 18.
Second, Rockstar’s infringement contentions, while voluminous due to the number of asserted claims, do not
provide sufficient specificity to put Google on notice of what functionalities Rockstar contends infringes the
asserted patents. Without such specificity, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for Google to identify
“documentation sufficient to show the operation” of such accused functionalities, as required by P.R. 3-4, or to
do so by May 19, much less determine what other documents or source code is relevant to Rockstar’s
infringement contentions. We request that Rockstar provide more specificity as to what is accused. Please
confirm that Rockstar will do so by Friday, April 18.
If Rockstar does not agree to either of the above, please provide a time this week when Rockstar is available to
meet and confer on these issues.
Andrea Pallios Roberts
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
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Redwood Shores, CA 94065
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