WI-LAN Inc. v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. et al

Filing 184


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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § WI-LAN INC., Plaintiff, v. ALCATEL-LUCENT USA INC.; TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON; ERICSSON INC.; SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB; SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS (USA) INC.; HTC CORPORATION; HTC AMERICA, INC.; EXEDEA INC.; LG ELECTRONICS, INC.; LG ELECTRONICS MOBILECOMM U.S.A., INC.; LG ELECTRONICS U.S.A., INC. Defendants. Civil Action No. 6:10-cv-521-LED JURY TRIAL DEMANDED JOINT NOTICE OF TIME REQUIRED FOR MARKMAN HEARING Pursuant to the Docket Control Order (Dkt. No. 99) entered in this case, the parties hereby file with the Court this Joint Notice of the amount of time requested for the Markman hearing in this case, which is scheduled for April 26, 2012, before the Honorable Judge Davis. In the Joint Claim Construction Statement (Dkt. No. 150) previously filed in this case, the parties had estimated that they would need a total of three hours for this Markman hearing. Plaintiff’s Position In light of the briefing submitted during the claim construction process, however, Plaintiff now believes that only two hours will be required for the Markman hearing. This amount of time would allow each side one hour to argue the disputed claims terms and clauses in this case. 1 Defendants’ Position Defendants continue to believe that three hours is an appropriate amount of time for the Markman hearing in this case. This case involves four patents asserted against four defendants. There are ten separate terms and clauses in dispute, and Defendants have filed a motion for summary judgment of indefiniteness for certain means-plus-function terms. While Defendants will endeavor to make their presentations as succinct as possible, given the complexity of the case and subject matter, Defendants do not believe that Plaintiff’s proposed two-hour hearing will provide sufficient time to fully address the constructions, including any questions that the Court may have as well as arguments Plaintiff may make in its Reply brief. Accordingly, Defendants request that the Court schedule the Markman hearing for a total of three hours, with ninety minutes allocated to Plaintiff and ninety minutes allocated to Defendants, collectively. 2 Dated: April 13, 2012 Respectfully submitted, _/s/ Akshay S. Deoras by perm. R. Wynne /s/ David B. Weaver Johnny Ward Texas State Bar No. 00794818 Wesley Hill Texas State Bar No. 24032294 WARD & SMITH LAW FIRM 111 W. Tyler Street Longview, TX 75601 Tel: (903) 757-6400 Fax: (903-757-2323 jw@jwfirm.com wh@jwfirm.com Gregory S. Arovas (pro hac vice) Robert A. Appleby (pro hac vice) Akshay S. Deoras (pro hac vice) KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP 601 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 Tel: (212) 446-4800 Fax: (212) 446-4900 robert.appleby@kirland.com greg.arovas@kirkland.com akshay.deoras@kirkland.com Alcatel-Lucent-Wi-LANDefense@kirkland.com Michael E. Jones – LEAD ATTORNEY Texas State Bar No. 10929400 Allen F. Gardner Texas State Bar No. 24043679 POTTER MINTON PC 110 N. College Avenue Tyler, TX 75702 Tel: (903) 597-8311 Fax: (903) 593-0846 mike.jones@potterminton.com allen.gardner@pottenminton.com Attorneys for Defendant Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. _/s/_Richard L. Wynne, Jr.______ Bruce S. Sostek – LEAD ATTORNEY Texas State Bar No. 18855700 Richard L. Wynne, Jr. Texas State Bar No. 24003214 Matthew P. Harper Texas State Bar No. 24037777 THOMPSON KNIGHT LLP 1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500 Dallas, TX 75201 Tel: (214) 969-1700 Fax: (214) 969-1751 bruce.sostek@tklaw.com David B. Weaver – LEAD ATTORNEY Texas State Bar No. 00798576 Michael A. Valek Texas State Bar No. 24044028 Avelyn M. Ross Texas State Bar No. 24027817 John A. Fedock Texas State Bar No. 24059737 Syed K. Fareed Texas State Bar No. 24065216 Jeffrey T. Han Texas State Bar No. 24069870 Ajeet P. Pai Texas State Bar No. 24060376 Seth A. Lindner Texas State Bar No. 24078862 VINSON & ELKINS LLP 2801 Via Fortuna, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78746 Tel: (512) 542-8400 Fax: (512) 542-8600 dweaver@velaw.com mvalek@velaw.com aross@velaw.com jfedock@velaw.com sfareed@velaw.com jhan@velaw.com apai@velaw.com slindner@velaw.com Charles P. Ebertin 3 richard.wynne@tklaw.com matt.harper@tklaw.com Attorneys for Defendants Ericsson Inc., Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., and Sony Mobile Communications AB VINSON & ELKINS LLP 525 University Avenue, Suite 410 Palo Alto, CA 94301-1918 Tel: (650) 617-8400 cebertin@velaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff, Wi-LAN Inc. _/s/_Stephen S. Korniczky w/perm. R. Wynne Stephen S. Korniczky (pro hac vice) Martin R. Bader (pro hac vice) SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP 12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92130 Tel: (858) 720-8924 Fax: (858) 847-4892 skorniczky@sheppardmullin.com mbader@sheppardmullin.com Eric Findlay Texas Bar No. 00789886 Brian Craft Texas Bar No. 04972020 FINDLAY CRAFT LLP 6760 Old Jacksonville Highway, Suite 101 Tyler, TX 75703 Tel: (903) 534-1100 Fax: (903) 534-1137 efindlay@findlaycraft.com bcraft@findlaycraft.com Attorneys for Defendants HTC Corporation, HTC America Inc., and Exedea Inc. 4 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was filed electronically in compliance with Local Rule CV-5(a). As such, this document was served on all counsel who are deemed to have consented to electronic service. Local Rule CV-5(a)(3)(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 email and/or fax, on this the 13th day of April, 2012. /s/ David B. Weaver David B. Weaver US 1356694v.1 5

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