Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP. et al

Filing 82

RESPONSE in Opposition re 60 MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue Pursuant to Rule 12(B)(3), FRCP MOTION to Dismiss for Improper Venue Pursuant to Rule 12(B)(3), FRCP filed by Uniloc Singapore Private Limited, Uniloc USA, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Declaration of Bradley C. Davis, # 11 Declaration of Dean G. Bostock, # 12 Text of Proposed Order)(Ward, Thomas)

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Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP. et al Doc. 82 Att. 1 Exhibit A Dockets.Justia.com Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 1 of 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION UNILOC USA, INC. et al., Plaintiffs, v. ABBYY USA Software House, Inc.; et al. Defendants. CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:09-cv-538 (JDL) JURY TRIAL DEMANDED DOCKET CONTROL ORDER It is hereby ORDERED that the following schedule of deadlines is in effect until further order of this Court: November 14, 2011 Court designated date not flexible without good cause Motion Required 9:00 a.m. JURY TRIAL as reached at the United States District Court, 211 W. Ferguson, 3rd Floor, Courtroom of Judge Leonard Davis, Tyler, Texas. ORDER REGARDING EXHIBITS, EXHIBIT LISTS AND WITNESS LISTS: A. On the first day of trial, each party is required to have on hand the following: (1) One copy of their respective original exhibits. Each exhibit shall be properly labeled with the following information: Identified as either Plaintiff's or Defendant's Exhibit, the Exhibit Number and the Case Number. In addition, exhibits shall be placed in properly marked manila folders and contained in a box with handles. (2) Three (3) hard copies of their exhibit list and witness list. The Court's preferred format for Exhibit Lists is available on the Court's website at www.txed.uscourts.gov under "Orders & Forms." B. During trial on a daily basis, each party shall tender to the Court a list of exhibits admitted for each day. A description of the exhibits is not necessary, just a list containing the exhibit numbers. For example, Plaintiff will submit a document entitled, "Plaintiff's List of Exhibits Admitted on (the date)." Said daily lists are to be tendered the following day. (If trial commences on Monday, Monday's list will be due Tuesday morning and so on until the conclusion of trial). C. At the conclusion of the evidentiary phase of trial, each party shall be responsible for pulling those exhibits admitted at trial and tender those to the Courtroom Deputy, who will verify the exhibits and tender them to the jury for their deliberations. D. At the conclusion of trial, all boxes of exhibits shall be returned to the respective Parties and the parties are instructed to remove these exhibits from the courtroom. Day of Trial Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 2 of 8 E. Within five business days of the conclusion of trial, each party shall submit to the Court (to Chambers) the following: (1) A Final Exhibit List of Exhibits Admitted During Trial, and in addition provide the Court a disk containing this document in WordPerfect or Word format. (2) A disk or disks containing their respective admitted trial exhibits in PDF format, with the exception of sealed exhibits. If the Court ordered any exhibits sealed during trial, the Sealed Exhibits shall be copied on a separate disk. If tangible or over-sized exhibits were admitted, such exhibits shall be substituted with a photograph to be converted to a PDF file and shall be included in the Court's disk of admitted exhibits. (3) A disk or disks containing the transcripts of Video Depositions played during trial, along with a copy of the actual video deposition. F. After verification of final exhibit lists, the Courtroom Deputy shall file and docket the lists, and the disk or disks containing the exhibits in PDF format shall be stored in the Clerk's Office. November 7, 2011 Court designated date not flexible without good cause Motion Required 9:00 a.m. JURY SELECTION at the United States District Court, 211 W. Ferguson, 3rd Floor, Courtroom of Judge Leonard Davis, Tyler, Texas. 9:00 a.m. PRETRIAL CONFERENCE at the United States District Court, 211 W. Ferguson, 2nd Floor, Courtroom of Judge John D. Love, Tyler, Texas. All pending motions will be heard. Lead trial counsel must attend the pretrial conference. Parties to file estimates of the amount of time they request at jury selection and trial for (1) voir dire, (2) opening statements, (3) direct and cross examinations, and (4) closing arguments. October 20, 2011 Court designated date not flexible without good cause Motion Required October 17, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 3 days before pretrial October 13, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Written responses to Motions in Limine Due. 7 days before pretrial October 10, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Motions in Limine due. The parties are directed to confer and advise the Court on or before 3:00 o'clock p.m. the day before the pre-trial conference which paragraphs are agreed to and those that need to be addressed at the pre-trial conference. Pretrial Objections due. 10 days before pretrial September 30, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Objections to Rebuttal Deposition Testimony due. -2- Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 3 of 8 20 days before pretrial September 26, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Rebuttal Designations and Objections to Deposition Testimony due. For rebuttal designations, cross examination line and page numbers to be included. In video depositions, each party is responsible for preparation of the final edited video in accordance with their parties' designations and the Court's rulings on objections. 24 days before pretrial September 15, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Pretrial Disclosures due. Video and Stenographic Deposition Designation due. Each party who proposes to offer deposition testimony shall file a disclosure identifying the line and page numbers to be offered. 35 days before pretrial August 26, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Joint Pretrial Order, Joint Proposed Jury Instructions with citation to authority and Form of the Verdict for jury trials due. Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law with citation to authority for issues tried to the bench. Notice of Request for Daily Transcript or Real Time Reporting of Court Proceedings due. If a daily transcript or real time reporting of court proceedings is requested for trial or hearings, the party or parties making said request shall file a notice with the Court. Second mediation to be completed. 55 days before pretrial August 16, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 65 days before pretrial June 20, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Response to Dispositive Motions (including Daubert motions) due. Responses to dispositive motions filed prior to the dispositive motion deadline, including Daubert motions, shall be due in accordance with Local Rule CV-56 and Local Rule CV-7. Motions to extend page limits will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. 17 days after dispositive motion date below June 3, 2011 Court designated date not Dispositive Motions due from all parties and any other motions that may require a hearing (including Daubert motions) due. Motions shall comply with Local Rule CV-56 and Local Rule CV-7. Motions to extend page limits will -3- Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 4 of 8 flexible without good cause Motion Required only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Parties to Identify Rebuttal Trial Witnesses. May 31, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 3 days before Dispositive Motions Parties to Identify Trial Witnesses; Amend Pleadings (after Markman Hearing). It is not necessary to file a Motion for Leave to Amend before the PER AGREEMENT deadline to amend pleadings. It is necessary to file a Motion for Leave to Amend OF THE PARTIES after the deadline. However, except as provided in Patent Rule 3-6, if the amendment would effect infringement contentions or invalidity contentions, a motion must be made pursuant to Patent Rule 3-6 irrespective of whether the 14 days before amendment is made prior to this deadline. Dispositive Motions May 20, 2011 May 6, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 28 days before Dispositive Motions Discovery Deadline. April 11, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Parties designate rebuttal expert witnesses (non-construction issues), Rebuttal expert witness reports due. Refer to Local Rules for required information. 53 days before Dispositive Motions March 28, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Parties with burden of proof designate expert witnesses (non-construction issues). Expert witness reports due. Refer to Local Rules for required information. 67 days before Dispositive Motions February 25, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 98 days before Dispositive Motions Comply with P.R.3-7 - Furnishing documents and privilege logs pertaining to willful infringement. -4- Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 5 of 8 February 3, 2011 Court designated date not flexible without good cause Motion Required Markman hearing and hearing on any Motion for Summary Judgment of Indefiniteness at 9:00 a.m. at the United States District Court, 211 West Ferguson, 2nd Floor, Courtroom of Judge John D. Love, Tyler, Texas. P.R. 4-5(d) Chart due. Parties shall jointly submit a claim construction chart on computer disk in WordPerfect format or in such other format as the Court may direct in accordance with P.R. 4-5(d). Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment of Indefiniteness due. If a technical advisor has been appointed the moving party is to provide their brief on disk or CD along with a hard copy, tabbed and bound in notebook format with exhibits to the advisor. Briefing shall comply with Local Rules CV-7 and 56 and Patent Rule 4-5(e). Motions to extend page limits will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. January 27, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 7 days before Markman Hearing January 21, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Parties to file a notice with the Court stating the estimated amount of time requested for the Markman Hearing. The Court will notify the parties if it is unable to accommodate this request. Comply with P.R. 4-5(c) - Reply brief and supporting evidence due re response to claim construction. If a technical advisor has been appointed the moving party is to provide their brief on disk or CD along with a hard copy, tabbed and bound in notebook format with exhibits to the advisor. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment of Indefiniteness due. If a technical advisor has been appointed the moving party is to provide their brief on disk or CD along with a hard copy, tabbed and bound in notebook format with exhibits to the advisor. Briefing shall comply with Local Rules CV-7 and 56 and Patent Rule 4-5(e). Motions to extend page limits will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. 13 days before Markman Hearing January 10, 2011 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Comply with P.R. 4-5(b) - Responsive brief and supporting evidence due to party claiming patent infringement. If a technical advisor has been appointed the moving party is to provide their Markman brief on disk or CD along with a hard copy, tabbed and bound in notebook format with exhibits to the advisor. Motion for Summary Judgment of Indefiniteness due. If a technical advisor has been appointed the moving party is to provide their brief on disk or CD along with a hard copy, tabbed and bound in notebook format with exhibits to the advisor. Briefing shall comply with Local Rules CV-7 and 56 and Patent Rule 4-5(e). Motions to extend page limits will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. 24 days before Markman Hearing December 23, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Comply with P.R. 4-5(a) - The party claiming patent infringement shall serve and file an opening brief and any evidence supporting its claim construction. If a technical advisor has been appointed the moving party is to provide their Markman brief on disk or CD along with a hard copy, tabbed and bound in notebook format with exhibits to the advisor. -5- Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 6 of 8 42 days before Markman Hearing Briefing shall comply with Local Rules CV-7 and 56 and Patent Rule 4-5(e). Motions to extend page limits will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Tutorials due. Deadline for parties, if they desire, to provide Court with tutorials concerning technology involved in patent. If a technical advisor has been appointed, each party that provides a tutorial shall provide a copy to the advisor. December 22, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 43 days before Markman Hearing December 16, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Discovery Deadline - Claim Construction Issues. 49 days before Markman Hearing December 2, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Respond to Amended Pleadings. 63 days before Markman Hearing November 23, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Proposed Technical Advisors due. Parties to provide name, address, phone number, and curriculum vitae for up to three agreed technical advisors and information regarding the nominees' availability for Markman hearing or a statement that they could not reach an agreement as to any potential technical advisor. If the parties cannot agree on a technical advisor, they shall not submit any proposed technical advisors to the Court. 72 days before Markman Hearing November 18, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Amended Pleadings (pre-claim construction) due from all parties. It is not necessary to file a Motion for Leave to Amend before the deadline to amend pleadings. It is necessary to file a Motion for Leave to Amend after the deadline. However, if the amendment would affect infringement contentions or invalidity contentions, a motion must be made pursuant to Patent Rule 3-6 irrespective of whether the amendment is made prior to this deadline. 77 days before Markman Hearing November 15, 2010 PER AGREEMENT Comply with P.R. 4-3 - Filing of Joint Claim Construction and Prehearing Statement. -6- Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 7 of 8 OF THE PARTIES 80 days before Markman Hearing October 15, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Comply with P.R. 4-2 - Exchange of Preliminary Claim Constructions and Extrinsic Evidence. Privilege Logs to be exchanged by parties (or a letter to the Court stating that there are no disputes as to claims of privileged documents). 111 days before Markman Hearing October 1, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES First mediation to be completed. A mediator will be appointed in this cause. Mediation shall be conducted in accordance with the Court-Annexed Mediation Plan. See Appendix H to Local Rules, available on the Court's website at www.txed.uscourts.gov. Comply with P.R. 4-1 - Exchange Proposed Terms and Claim Elements for Construction. September 17, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES 139 days before Markman Hearing July 14, 2010 PER AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES Comply with P.R. 3-3 and 3-4- Invalidity Contentions due. Thereafter, it is necessary to obtain leave of Court to add and/or amend invalidity contentions, pursuant to Patent Rule 3-6. Defendant shall join additional parties. It is not necessary to file a motion to join additional parties prior to this date. Thereafter, it is necessary to obtain leave of Court to join additional parties. Defendant shall assert any counterclaims. After this deadline, leave of Court must be obtained to assert any counterclaims. Add any inequitable conduct allegations to pleadings. It is not necessary to file a motion for leave to add inequitable conduct allegations to pleadings prior to this date. Thereafter, it is necessary to obtain leave of Court to add inequitable conduct allegations to pleadings. 204 days before Markman Hearing May 28, 2010 Deadline for the parties to submit the name and address of an agreed mediator. A mediator will be appointed in this cause. Mediation shall be conducted in PER AGREEMENT accordance with the Court-Annexed Mediation Plan. See Appendix H to Local OF THE PARTIES Rules, available on the Court's website at www.txed.uscourts.gov. May 14, 2010 Comply with P.R. 3-1 and P.R. 3-2 - Disclosure of Asserted Claims and -7- Case 6:09-cv-00538-LED-JDL Document 123 Filed 04/29/10 Page 8 of 8 Infringement Contentions due. Thereafter, it is necessary to obtain leave of Court PER AGREEMENT to add and/or amend infringement contentions, pursuant to Patent Rule 3-6. OF THE PARTIES Plaintiff shall join additional parties. It is not necessary to file a motion to join additional parties prior to this date. Thereafter, it is necessary to obtain leave of 265 days before Court to join additional parties. Markman Hearing Plaintiff shall add new patents and/or claims for patents-in-suit. It is not necessary to file a motion to add additional patents or claims prior to this date. Thereafter, it is necessary to obtain leave of Court to add patents or claims. Eight (8) days EXPECTED LENGTH OF TRIAL In the event that any of these dates fall on a weekend or Court holiday, the deadline is modified to be the next Court business day. The parties may seek leave of the Court to amend one or more of the above dates based on the actions of the Federal Circuit in the pending appeal of Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 03cv440 (D.R.I.). The parties are directed to Local Rule CV-7(d), which provides in part that "[i]n the event a party fails to oppose a motion in the manner prescribed herein the Court will assume that the party has no opposition." Local Rule CV-7(e) provides that a party opposing a motion has 15 days in which to serve and file supporting documents and briefs after which the Court will consider the submitted motion for decision. OTHER LIMITATIONS (a) (b) All depositions to be read into evidence as part of the parties' case-in-chief shall be EDITED so as to exclude all unnecessary, repetitious, and irrelevant testimony; ONLY those portions which are relevant to the issues in controversy shall be read into evidence. The following excuses will not warrant a continuance nor justify a failure to comply with the discovery deadline: (i) (ii) (iii) The fact that there are motions for summary judgment or motions to dismiss pending; . The fact that one or more of the attorneys is set for trial in another court on the same day, unless the other setting was made prior to the date of this order or was made as a special provision for the parties in the other case; The failure to complete discovery prior to trial, unless the parties can demonstrate that it was impossible to complete discovery despite their good faith effort to do so. So ORDERED and SIGNED this 29th day of April, 2010. -8- ___________________________________ JOHN D. LOVE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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