Eolas Technologies Incorporated v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al

Filing 1176

MOTION for Leave to Designate Additional Exhibits by Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon.com Inc., CDW Corporation, Citigroup Inc., Google Inc., J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., Staples, Inc., The Go Daddy Group, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., YouTube, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Emails)(Doan, Jennifer)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION EOLAS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. and THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Plaintiffs, v. ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC., ET AL., Defendants. § § § § § § § § § § § CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:09-CV-446 (LED) DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS This case still includes ten disparate defendants – each accused of infringing multiple claims of two patents. Indeed, Plaintiffs still assert over 20 claims and accuse at least, if not more than, 100 products/features. Based upon the breadth of Plaintiffs’ case, all ten Defendants cannot reasonably be expected to approach this trial with only 250 combined exhibits. In fact, under the current limits each defendant would be required to defend against Plaintiffs’ vast expanse of infringement claims, defend against Plaintiffs’ damages theories, and prove invalidity by clear and convincing evidence based upon only 25 exhibits apiece. Not only would this exhibit limit prejudice Defendants, it would preclude Defendants from being able to fully present each of the defenses they are entitled to present. As such, Defendants seek leave from this Court to designate 250 exhibits common to all defendants plus 150 exhibits for each individual defendant. While Defendants have reached out to Plaintiffs with multiple proposals in an attempt to reach an agreement regarding the limitation of exhibits, Defendants have been met DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 1 with nothing more than a resounding “no.” See Exhibit 1, Emails between J. Thane and J. Campbell.1 This is not a case where a defendant is seeking to designate a large number of exhibits only to frustrate the system. Here, the ten Defendants are seeking to acquire leave to designate exhibits necessary to defend themselves in this expansive lawsuit. In fact, Plaintiffs (of which there are only two) have also sought leave to exceed the Court’s standing order. Defendants do not oppose Plaintiffs’ request for 400 total exhibits, even though Plaintiffs have relentlessly held Defendants’ feet to the fire on this topic. Extrapolating the 400 exhibits requested by Plaintiffs over the ten Defendants remaining in this case would result in some 2000 exhibits. While the total number of exhibits requested by Defendants is therefore larger than the number requested by Plaintiffs, on a per-party basis, the number is significantly smaller. Plaintiffs’ argument that Defendants sought an extension of the exhibit list deadline based upon the Court’s standing order application should fall on deaf ears. During the negotiations to extend an earlier exhibit designation deadline Defendants informed Plaintiffs of the Court’s standing order regarding exhibits. Further, Defendants informed Plaintiffs that they were working under the assumption that the Court’s standing order applies to this case. Defendants, however, never made a representation that they would not seek leave to exceed the Court’s limitation if ten defendants remained in the case when the exhibit designation approached. While Defendants have worked together in an attempt to limit the number of designated exhibits, they cannot be expected to limit themselves to 25 exhibits a piece. 1 Given the complexities of coordinating between ten defendants, Defendants anticipate serving an amended exhibit list early next week. Of note, during the last two weeks of December, some Defendants received for the first time a hard drive containing approximately 350,000 documents from the University of California. It is unreasonable to think those documents could be reviewed and designated in such a short time period. DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 2 As such, Defendants request leave to designate 250 exhibits common to all defendants plus 150 exhibits for each individual defendant. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Jennifer H. Doan Jennifer H. Doan (TX Bar No. 08809050) Joshua R. Thane (TX Bar No. 24060713) HALTOM & DOAN 6500 Summerhill Road, Suite 100 Texarkana, TX 75503 Telephone: (903) 255-1000 Facsimile: (903) 255-0800 Email: jdoan@haltomdoan.com Email: jthane@haltomdoan.com Edward R. Reines Jared B. Bobrow Sonal N. Mehta Aaron Y. Huang Andrew L. Perito WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 201 Redwood Shores Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Telephone: (650) 802-3000 Facsimile: (650) 802-3100 Email: edward.reines@weil.com Email: jared.bobrow@weil.com Email: sonal.mehta@weil.com Email: aaron.huang@weil.com Email: andrew.perito@weil.com Doug W. McClellan WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 700 Louisiana, Suite 1600 Houston, TX 77002 Telephone: (713) 546-5000 Facsimile: (713) 224-9511 Email: doug.mcclellan@weil.com Otis Carroll (TX Bar No. 3895700) Deborah Race (TX Bar No. 11648700) IRELAND, CARROLL & KELLEY, P.C. 6101 South Broadway, Suite 500 Tyler, Texas 75703 DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 3 Telephone: (903) 561-1600 Facsimile: (903) 581-1071 Email: fedserv@icklaw.com ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT AMAZON.COM INC. AND YAHOO! INC. /s/ Thomas L. Duston (with permission) Thomas L. Duston tduston@marshallip.com Anthony S. Gabrielson agabrielson@marshallip.com Scott A. Sanderson ssanderson@marshallip.com MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP 6300 Willis Tower 233 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606-6357 (312) 474-6300 Brian Craft bcraft@findlaycraft.com Eric H. Findlay efindlay@findlaycraft.com FINDLAY CRAFT, LLP 6760 Old Jacksonville Highway, Suite 101 Tyler, TX 75703 (903) 534-1100 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT CDW LLC /s/ Christopher M. Joe (with permission) Christopher M. Joe chris.joe@bjciplaw.com Eric W. Buether eric.buether@bjciplaw.com Niky Bukovcan niky.bukovcan@bjciplaw.com 1700 Pacific, Suite 2390 Dallas, Texas 75201 Telephone: (214) 466-1272 Facsimile: (214) 635-1828 DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 4 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT J.C. PENNEY CORPORATION, INC. /s/ Mark Matuschak (with permission) Joe W. Redden, Jr. Michael Ernest Richardson BECK REDDEN & SECREST 1221 McKinney Suite 4500 Houston, TX 77010 713.951.6284 jredden@brsfirm.com mrichardson@brsfirm.com Mark G. Matuschak Donald R. Steinberg WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 60 State Street Boston, MA 02109 617.526.5000 mark.matuschak@wilmerhale.com don.steinberg@wilmerhale.com Kate Hutchins WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 399 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 212.230.8800 kate.hutchins@wilmerhale.com Daniel V. Williams WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP 1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 202.663.6012 daniel.williams@wilmerhale.com ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT STAPLES, INC. DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 5 /s/ Neil J. McNabnay (with permission) Thomas M. Melsheimer (txm@fr.com) Texas Bar No. 13922550 Neil J. McNabnay (njm@fr.com) Texas Bar No. 24002583 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 1717 Main Street, Suite 5000 Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 747-5070 (Telephone) (214) 747-2091 (Facsimile) Proshanto Mukherji E-mail: pvm@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. One Marina Park Drive Boston, MA 02110-1878 617-542-5070 (Telephone) 617-542-8906 (Facsimile) ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT THE GO DADDY GROUP, INC. /s/ M. Scott Fuller (with permission) Edwin R. DeYoung Texas Bar No. 05673000 Roy W. Hardin Texas Bar No. 08968300 Roger Brian Cowie Texas Bar No. 00783886 M. Scott Fuller Texas Bar No. 24036607 Galyn Gafford Texas Bar No. 24040938 LOCKE LORD LLP 2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 2200 Dallas, Texas 75201-6776 Telephone: (214) 740-8000 Facsimile: (214) 740-8800 E-mail: edeyoung@lockelord.com ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT CITIGROUP INC. /s/ David J. Healey (with permission) David J. Healey E-mail: Healey@fr.com DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 6 FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 1 Houston Center 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 2800 Houston, TX 77010 713-654-5300 (Telephone) 713-652-0109 (Facsimile) OF COUNSEL: Frank E. Scherkenbach E-mail: Scherkenbach@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 225 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110-2804 617-542-5070 (Telephone) 617-542-8906 (Facsimile) Joseph P. Reid E-mail: Reid@fr.com Jason W. Wolff E-mail: Wolff@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 12390 El Camino Real San Diego, CA 92130 858-678-5070 (Telephone) 858-678-5099 (Facsimile) ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED /s/ Doug E. Lumish (with permission) Douglas E. Lumish (pro hac vice) dlumish@kasowitz.com Jeffrey G. Homrig (pro hac vice) jhomrig@kasowitz.com Jonathan K. Waldrop (pro hac vice) jwaldrop@kasowitz.com Joseph H. Lee (pro hac vice) jlee@kasowitz.com Parker C. Ankrum (pro hac vice) pankrum@kasowitz.com KASOWITZ, BENSON, TORRES & FRIEDMAN, LLP 1360 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 1150 Atlanta, GA 30309 Tel: (404) 260-6080 Fax: (404) 260-6081 DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 7 James R. Batchelder (pro hac vice) james.batchelder@ropesgray.com Sasha G. Rao (pro hac vice) sasha.rao@ropesgray.com Mark D. Rowland mark.rowland@ropesgray.com Brandon Stroy (pro hac vice) brandon.stroy@ropesgray.com Lauren Robinson (pro hac vice) lauren.robinson@ropesgray.com Rebecca R. Hermes (pro hac vice) rebecca.wight@ropesgray.com Han Xu (pro hac vice) han.xu@ropesgray.com ROPES & GRAY LLP 1900 University Avenue, 6th Floor East Palo Alto, California 94303-2284 Telephone: (650) 617-4000 Facsimile: (650) 617-4090 Michael E. Jones (Bar No. 10929400) mikejones@potterminton.com Allen F. Gardner (Bar No. 24043679) allengardner@potterminton.com POTTER MINTON A Professional Corporation 110 N. College, Suite 500 Tyler, TX 75702 Telephone: (903) 597-8311 Facsimile: (903) 593-0846 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANTS GOOGLE, INC. AND YOUTUBE, LLC CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was filed electronically in compliance with Local Rule CV-5(a). All other counsel of record not deemed to have consented to electronic service were served with a true and correct copy of the foregoing by certified mail, return receipt requested, on this the 6th day of January, 2012. /s/ Jennifer H. Doan Jennifer H. Doan DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 8 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE Counsel for Amazon and Yahoo! conferred with counsel for Plaintiffs via e-mail on numerous occasions and in person on January 4, 2012. The parties have not been able to reach an agreement, and Plaintiffs oppose this motion. /s/ Joshua R. Thane Joshua R. Thane DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO DESIGNATE ADDITIONAL EXHIBITS – Page 9

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