Eolas Technologies Incorporated v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al

Filing 1301

Opposed MOTION for Leave to File a Brief Re The Term "Browser Application" by Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon.com Inc., CDW Corporation, Google Inc., J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., Staples, Inc., The Go Daddy Group, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., YouTube, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Defs Brief re the Term "Browser Application", # 2 Exhibit C to Brief - p353-meyrowitz82, # 3 Exhibit D to Brief - IRIS Hypermedia_Haan92, # 4 Exhibit E to Brief - ADBE0196713 Rowe92, # 5 Exhibit F to Brief - DBE0196715 Hindus93)(Wolff, Jason) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/1/2012: # 6 Certificate of Authorization to File Under Seal, # 7 Text of Proposed Order) (mjc, ).

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION EOLAS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. 6:09-CV-446 LED JURY TRIAL DEMANDED ADOBE SYSTEMS INC., ET AL., Defendants. DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” Defendants respectfully move for leave to submit a four page supplemental claim construction brief on the term “browser application.”1 The term for which construction is sought is “browser application.” Both sides broadly interpreted the term and it appeared there was no dispute over its scope at the outset of the case based on the parties’ Local Patent Rule disclosures. These disclosures do not limit the term to “web browsers.” In Plaintiffs’ expert rebuttal report served on November 15, 2011, which notably does not dispute the plain ordinary meaning identified by Defendants’ expert,2 he assigns a nuanced meaning cobbled from the intrinsic record by importing limitations from exemplary embodiments. This is not a “plain ordinary meaning.” The dispute is identified below. “Browser Application” (All Claims) Defendants’ Construction Plaintiffs’ Construction a program used to view or browse electronic A client program that presents an interface and documents processes requests on behalf of a user to display, and traverse hyperlinks within, hypertext and/or hypermedia documents that are located on the Internet or a “web browser” To avoid the jury deciding this legal issue, and understanding that the particular term in question has a different meaning today than it did when the patent was filed, Defendants ask that the Court resolve the dispute so the jury will not be confused as to the meaning, evidence, and argument about the term.3 Attached as Exhibit 1 is a four page supplemental brief on the meaning of the disputed term along with accompanying exhibits in support of the brief. 1 See D.I. 1244 at 69, ¶ 3. See, e.g., Ex. B at ¶ 48. 3 O2 Micro Intern. Ltd. v. Beyond Innovation Tech. Co., 521 F.3d 1351, 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2008). 2 DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 1 Dated: January 26, 2012 Respectfully submitted, FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. By: /s/ Jason W. Wolff David J. Healey E-mail: Healey@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 1 Houston Center 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 2800 Houston, TX 77010 (713) 654-5300 (Telephone) (713) 652-0109 (Facsimile) Frank E. Scherkenbach E-mail: Scherkenbach@fr.com Proshanto Mukherji Email: Mukherji@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. One Marina Park Drive Boston, MA 02110-1878 (617) 542-5070 (Telephone) (617) 542-8906 (Facsimile) 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) Michael E. Florey Email: florey@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON P.C. 3200 RBC Plaza 60 South Sixth Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 335-5070 (Telephone) (612) 288-9696 (Facsimile) Counsel for Defendant ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED /s/ Edward R. Reines (with permission) Edward R. Reines DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 2 Jared 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 Email: doug.mcclellan@weil.com WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 700 Louisiana, Suite 1600 Houston, TX 77002 Telephone: (713) 546-5000 Facsimile: (713) 224-9511 Jennifer H. Doan Joshua R. Thane Shawn A. Latchford Stephen W. Creekmore, IV HALTOM & DOAN Crown Executive Center, Suite 100 6500 Summerhill Road Texarkana, TX 75503 Telephone: (903) 255-1000 Facsimile: (903) 255-0800 Email: jdoan@haltomdoan.com Email: jthane@haltomdoan.com Email: slatchford@haltomdoan.com Email: screekmore@haltomdoan.com Otis Carroll Deborah Race IRELAND, CARROLL & KELLEY, P.C. 6101 South Broadway, Suite 500 Tyler, Texas 75703 Telephone: (903) 561-1600 Facsimile: (903) 581-1071 Email: fedserv@icklaw.com Attorneys for Defendants AMAZON.COM INC. AND YAHOO! INC. /s/ Thomas L. Duston (with permission) DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 3 Thomas L. Duston tduston@marshallip.com Julianne M. Hartzell jhartzell@marshallip.com John R. Labbé jlabbe@marshallip.com Scott A. Sanderson ssanderson@marshallip.com MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN LLP 6300 Willis Tower 233 South Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606-6357 Telephone: (312) 474-6300 Facsimile: (312) 474-0448 Eric H. Findlay (Bar No. 00789886) efindlay@findlaycraft. corn Brian Craft (Bar No. 04972020) bcraft@findlaycraft.com FINDLAY CRAFT, LLP 6760 Old Jacksonville Highway Suite 101 Tyler, TX 75703 Telephone: (903) 534-1100 Facsimile: (903) 534-1137 Attorneys for Defendant CDW LLC /s/ Proshanto Mukherji (with permission) Thomas M. Melsheimer Email: melsheimer@fr.com Neil J. McNabnay Email: mcnabnay@fr.com Carl E. Bruce Email: bruce@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON 1717 Main Street, Suite 5000 Dallas, TX 75201 Tel: (214) 474.5070 Proshanto Mukherji Email: mukherji@fr.com FISH & RICHARDSON One Marina Park Drive Boston, MA 02110-1878 Telephone: (617) 542-5070 Attorneys for Defendant THE GO DADDY GROUP, INC. DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 4 /s/ Douglas E. Lumish (with permission) Douglas E. Lumish Jeffrey G. Homrig Joseph H. Lee Parker C. Ankrum KASOWITZ, BENSON, TORRES & FRIEDMAN, LLP 333 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 200 Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Tel: (650) 453-5170 Email: dlumish@kasowitz.com Email: jhomrig@kasowitz.com Email: jlee@kasowitz.com Email: pankrum@kasowitz.com Jonathan K. Waldrop KASOWITZ, BENSON, TORRES & FRIEDMAN, LLP 1360 Peachtree St., N.E. Suite 1150 Atlanta, GA 30309 Tel: (404) 260-6080 Email: jwaldrop@kasowitz.com James R. Batchelder Sasha G. Rao Brandon H. Stroy Rebecca R. Hermes Lauren N. Robinson ROPES & GRAY LLP 1900 University Avenue, 6th Floor East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2284 Tel: (650) 617-4000 Email: james.batchelder@ropesgray.com Email: sasha.rao@ropesgray.com Email: brandon.stroy@ropes.gray.com Email: lauren.robinson@ropesgray.com Email: rebecca.hermes@ropesgray.com Han Xu ROPES & GRAY LLP Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02199-3600 Tel: (617) 951-7000 Email: han.xu@ropesgray.com Daryl Joseffer Adam Conrad DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 5 KING & SPALDING 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 2006-4707 Tel: (202) 737-0500 Email: djoseffer@kslaw.com Email: aconrad@kslaw.com Michael E. Jones Allen F. Gardner POTTER MINTON 110 N. College, Suite 500 Tyler, TX 75702 Tel: (903) 597-8311 Email: mikejones@potterminton.com Email: allengardner@potterminton.com ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANTS GOOGLE INC. AND YOUTUBE LLC /s/ Christopher M. Joe (with permission) Christopher M. Joe Brian Carpenter Eric W. Buether BUETHER JOE & CARPENTER 1700 Pacific, Suite 2390 Dallas, TX 75201 Tel: (214) 466-1270 Chris.Joe@BJCIPLaw.com Eric.Buether@BJCIPLaw.com Brian.Carpenter@BJCIPLaw.com Attorneys for Defendant J.C. PENNEY CORPORATION, INC. /s/ Donald R. Steinberg (with permission) Mark Matuschak Donald R. Steinberg Alexandra Boudreau WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR, LLP 60 State Street Boston, MA 02109 Tel. (617) 526.5000 mark.matuschak@wilmerhale.com don.steinberg@wilmerhale.com silena.paik@wilmerhale.com DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 6 Kate Hutchins WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR, LLP 399 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 Tel: (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 Joe W. Redden, Jr. Michael E. Richardson BECK REDDEN & SECREST 1221 McKinney Suite 4500 Houston, TX 77010 Tel: (713) 951.6284 mrichardson@brsfirm.com jredden@brsfirm.com Attorneys for Defendant STAPLES, INC. DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 7 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE Counsel for Adobe on behalf of all moving defendants contacted plaintiffs’ counsel several times between January 23 and 26, 2012 regarding whether this motion would be opposed. Plaintiffs’ counsel indicated on the evening of January 26 that the Motion would be opposed. /s/ Jason W. Wolff Jason W. Wolff CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned hereby certifies that a true and correct copy of the above and foregoing document has been served on January 26, 2012 to all counsel of record who are deemed to have consented to electronic service via the Court’s CM/ECF system per Local Rule CV-5(a)(3). /s/ Jason W. Wolff DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A BRIEF REGARDING THE TERM “BROWSER APPLICATION” - Page 8

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