Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC v. Softlayer Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 322

NOTICE by AOL Inc, Inc., Google Inc., Match.Com LLC, MySpace Inc., Softlayer Technologies, Inc., Yahoo! Inc. Defendants' Notice of Compliance Regarding Court's Order to Meet and Confer Regarding Claim Constructions (Attachments: #1 Exhibit Summary of Disputed Terms)(Chaikovsky, Yar)

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Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC v. Softlayer Technologies, Inc. et al Doc. 322 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION BEDROCK COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Plaintiff vs. SOFTLAYER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., et al. Defendants. Civil Action No. 6:09-cv-00269-LED JURY TRIAL DEMANDED DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE REGARDING COURT'S ORDER TO MEET AND CONFER REGARDING CLAIM CONSTRUCTIONS Defendants' Softlayer Technologies, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., Google, Inc., MySpace Inc.,, Inc., Inc., and AOL LLC (collectively "Defendants") hereby notifies the Court and all counsel herein that they have timely complied with the Court's order on October 7, 2010 during the Markman hearing that parties meet and confer regarding the definition of "dynamic" and other claim terms and advise the Court regarding any agreement over particular constructions. The parties have discussed claim constructions still at issue and met and conferred on October 21, 2010. Regarding the claim term "dynamically determining," Defendants provided an alternate construction during the Markman hearing: Prior to traversing the linked list, determining a single number or quantity that serves as an upper limit on the number of expired records to remove, where the determination is based on factors such as how much memory is available in the system storage pool, general system load, time of day, [and] the number of records currently residing in the informational system. Hearing Tr. at 141. In the meet and confer, plaintiff Bedrock Computer Technologies, LLC ("Bedrock") proposed an alternate construction for "dynamically determining": the step of method claim 4 and 8 is performed before the removing step of claim 3 and 7 that is the object of the determination. Defendants do not agree to Plaintiff's proposal because this construction addresses when a dynamic determination would occur but still does not provide any guidance regarding the "dynamic" aspect of the determination. For the Court's convenience, attached as Exhibit are updated charts showing the most current state of the parties' positions for the terms to be construed by the Court. The charts reflects the compromises that were made after the Patent Rule 4-5 charts were submitted but before the Markman hearing, as well as alternative constructions that were made during the Markman hearing, and reflects the post-Markman discussion regarding constructions between the parties. -2- DATED: October 21, 2010 /s/ Yar R. Chaikovsky Yar R. Chaikovsky California State Bar No. 175421 MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP 275 Middlefield Road, Suite 100 Menlo Park, CA 94025 Tel: 650.815.7400 Fax: 650.815.7401 E-mail: ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT Yahoo! Inc. /s/ Todd M. Briggs (with permission) Claude M. Stern Todd M. Briggs QUINN EMANUEL URQUHART OLIVER & HEDGES, LLP 555 Twin Dolphin Dr., Suite 560 Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Tel: 650.801.500 Fax: 650.801.5100 Michael E. Jones State Bar No. 10929400 POTTER MINTON 110 N. College Tyler, TX 75702 Telephone: 903.597.8311 Fax: 903.593.0846 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANTS Google, Inc. and, LLC Respectfully submitted, /s/ E. Danielle T. Williams (with permission) Steven Gardner E. Danielle T. Williams John C. Alemanni Alton Absher II KILPATRICK STOCKTON LLP 1001 West 4th Street Winston-Salem, NC 21701 Tel: 336.607.7300 Fax: 336.607.7500 William H. Boice Russell A. Korn KILPATRICK STOCKTON LLP Suite 2800 1100 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309-4530 Telephone: 404.815-.6500 Fax: 404.815.6555 J. Thad Heartfield Texas Bar No. 09346800 M. Dru Montgomery Texas Bar No. 24010800 THE HEARTFIELD LAW FIRM 2195 Dowlen Road Beaumont, TX 77706 Telephone: 409.866.2800 Fax: 409.866.5789 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANTS Softlayer Technologies, Inc. and, Inc. -3- /s/ Marissa S. Ducca (with permission) Alan L. Whitehurst Marissa R.Ducca ALSTON& BIRD LLP The Atlantic Building 950 F. Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 2004 Tel: 202.756.3300 Fax: 202.756.3333 Frank G. Smith ALSTON & BIRD LLP The Atlantic Center 1201 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309 Telephone: 404.881-7240 Fax: 404.256.8184 Michael J. Newton (SBN 24003844) ALSTON & BIRD LLP Chase Tower 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 3601 Dallas, TX 75201 Telephone: 214.922.3423 Fax: 214.922.3839 Louis A. Karasik ALSTON & BIRD LLP 333 South Hope Street 16th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: 213.576.1148 Fax: 213.576.1100 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANTS MySpace, Inc. and AOL LLC. -4- CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that all counsel of record who are deemed to have consented to electronic service are being served with a copy of this document via the Court's CM-ECF system per Local Rule CV-5(a)(3). /s/ Yar R. Chaikovsky Yar R. Chaikovsky DM_US 26728186-1.049256.0026 -5-

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