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

Filing 196

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney John A. Fedock by WI-LAN Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Weaver, David)

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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 UNOPPOSED MOTION TO WITHDRAW COUNSEL Plaintiff Wi-LAN Inc. (hereinafter “Plaintiff”) files this Motion to Withdraw Counsel. In support of this Motion, Plaintiff shows the Court the following: 1. John A. Fedock, having appeared in the above-captioned case on behalf of Plaintiff, has left the firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP as of Friday, May 4, 2012, and will no longer act as counsel for Plaintiff in this action. 2. Plaintiff will continue to be represented by David B. Weaver and others of Vinson & Elkins LLP, and by Wesley Hill and others of the Ward & Smith Law Firm. 3. The withdrawal of John A. Fedock as counsel for Plaintiff will not delay the proceedings in this matter. 4. Plaintiff has met-and-conferred with the Defendants in this action, and the Defendants 1 do not oppose this motion. 5. Therefore, Plaintiff requests that this Motion to Withdraw Counsel be granted and that John A. Fedock be removed from the official service list in this case. Dated: May 4, 2012 Respectfully submitted, Local Counsel Johnny Ward Texas Bar No. 00794818 Wesley Hill Texas Bar No. 24032294 WARD & SMITH LAW FIRM 111 W. Tyler Street Longview, TX 75601 Tel: (903) 757-6400 Fax: (903-757-2323 jw@wsfirm.com wh@wsfirm.com By: /s/ David B. Weaver____________ David B. Weaver, Lead Attorney Texas Bar No. 00798576 Michael A. Valek Texas Bar No. 24044028 Avelyn M. Ross Texas Bar No. 24027817 Syed K. Fareed Texas Bar No. 24065216 Jeffrey T. Han Texas Bar No. 24069870 Ajeet P. Pai Texas Bar No. 24060376 Seth A. Lindner Texas Bar No. 24078862 VINSON & ELKINS LLP 2801 Via Fortuna, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78746 Tel: (512) 542-8400 Fax: (512) 236-3476 Wi-LAN@velaw.com Chuck P. Ebertin California Bar No. 161374 VINSON & ELKINS LLP 525 University Avenue, Suite 410 Palo Alto, CA 94301-1918 Tel: (650) 687-8204 Fax: (650) 618-8508 cebertin@velaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff, Wi-LAN Inc. 2 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE Pursuant to Local Rule CV-7(h), movant has contacted opposing counsel and no party opposes the relief requested herein. /s/ David B. Weaver David B. Weaver 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 4th day of May 2012. /s/ David B. Weaver David B. Weaver 3

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