Eolas Technologies Incorporated v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al

Filing 1326

NOTICE by Adobe Systems Incorporated, Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc., J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., The Go Daddy Group, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., YouTube, LLC re 1315 Order Defendants' Objection to the Court's Agenda for the Invalidity Trial and in Limine Order Relataing to Context for the Invalidity Trial (Reines, Edward)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION ) Eolas Technologies Incorporated and The Regents of ) ) the University of California, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) Adobe Systems Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., CDW Corp., ) ) Citigroup Inc., The Go Daddy Group, Inc., Google ) Inc., J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., Staples, Inc., ) Yahoo! Inc., and YouTube, LLC, ) ) Defendants. ) Civil Action No. 6:09-CV-446-LED JURY TRIAL DEMANDED DEFENDANTS AMAZON.COM, INC., YAHOO! INC., GOOGLE INC., YOUTUBE, LLC, ADOBE SYSTEMS INC., THE GO DADDY GROUP, INC., AND J.C. PENNEY CORPORATION, INC.’S OBJECTION TO THE COURT’S AGENDA FOR THE INVALIDITY TRIAL AND IN LIMINE ORDER RELATING TO CONTEXT FOR THE INVALIDITY TRIAL Defendants Amazon.com, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., Google Inc., YouTube, LLC, Adobe Systems Inc., The Go Daddy Group, Inc., and J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (“Defendants”) respectfully object to the February 2, 2012 sua sponte Order in limine that no party shall state or imply that infringement has been conceded or that infringement is yet to be determined by this or any other jury (Dkt. No. 1315). Defendants respectfully submit that the jury must be advised that the issue of infringement has not yet been decided because there is a significant risk that, without that context, the jury will improperly assume that Defendants infringe resulting in undue prejudice to Defendants. This context is also necessary to allow the jury to assess the credibility of plaintiff's witnesses, some of whom stand to gain millions of dollars should Eolas prevail on the issues of invalidity and infringement, and to prevent Plaintiffs from taking inconsistent positions regarding the scope of the claims in the two trials (see Dkt. No. 1274). Defendants have proposed jury instructions that would allow the Court to advise the jury that the infringement issue is still open in a manner that is neutral and not prejudicial to either side. Defendants also respectfully object to the February 1, 2012 Order Setting Agenda for the Invalidity Trial Set for 2-06-2012 (Dkt. No. 1310). Defendants have the burden — by clear and convincing evidence — to show invalidity of the patents-in-suit. The party with the burden of proof should be afforded the right to both open and close to the jury first and to conduct voir dire first. 2 Dated: February 3, 2012 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Edward R. Reines Edward Reines (Bar No.135960) edward.reines@weil.com Jared Bobrow (Bar No. 133712) jared.bobrow@weil.com Sonal N. Mehta (Bar No. 222086) sonal.mehta@weil.com Andrew L. Perito (Bar No. 269995) andrew.perito@weil.com Aaron Y. Huang (Bar No. 261903) aaron.huang@weil.com WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 201 Redwood Shores Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Telephone: (650) 802-3000 Facsimile: (650) 802-3100 Doug W. McClellan (Bar No. 24027488) 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 (Bar No. 088090050) jdoan@haltomdoan.com Josha R. Thane (Bar No. 24060713) jthane@haltomdoan.com HALTOM & DOAN 6500 Summerhill Road, Suite 100 Texarkana, TX 75503 Telephone: (903) 255-1000 Facsimile: (903) 255-0800 Otis Carroll (Bar No. 3895700) Deborah Race (Bar No. 11648700) 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. 3 /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 KING & SPALDING 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 2006-4707 Tel: (202) 737-0500 4 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 5 /s/ Jason W. Wolff (with permission) 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) 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) 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/ 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 6 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. /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. 7 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 3rd day of February, 2012. /s/ Edward R. Reines Edward R. 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