Anascape, Ltd v. Microsoft Corp. et al

Filing 294

Joint MOTION for Court Approval of Interpreters by Nintendo of America, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Blank, James)

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Anascape, Ltd v. Microsoft Corp. et al Doc. 294 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS LUFKIN DIVISION ANASCAPE, LTD. Plaintiff, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, and NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC., Defendants. Hon. Ron Clark Civil Action No. 9:06-CV-00158-RC JOINT MOTION FOR COURT APPROVAL OF JAPANESE INTERPRETERS JARED TAYLOR AND WRAY WADE Under Local Rule CV-43, Defendant Nintendo of America Inc. ("Nintendo") and Plaintiff Anascape, Ltd. ("Anascape") request that the Court approve Jared Taylor of Oakton, Virginia, a Japanese interpreter, to attend the trial for the purpose of acting as the official interpreter who will interpret questions posed by counsel for the parties and the Court to Japanese speaking witnesses and interpreting answers given by such witnesses in the abovecaptioned case into English. Anascape also requests that the Court approve Wray Wade of Longview, Texas, to serve as a "check" interpreter for Anascape. Defendant Microsoft Corporation does not oppose or object to this motion. Messrs. Taylor and Wade are amply qualified to serve as witness interpreters at trial. They have both served in this capacity in other federal district court trials. Mr. Taylor's resume is attached as Exhibit A and Mr. Wade's resume is attached as Exhibit B. Pursuant to Local Rule CV-43, and under the guidelines provided by the Administrative Office of the United States US1DOCS 6651586v3 Dockets.Justia.com Courts in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 1827, both interpreters qualify as "language skilled interpreters."1 There will be at least one Japanese speaking witness, Akio Ikeda, who will require the services of an interpreter. The interpreters will be present in court on all days during the trial when their services may be needed. 1 See "Federal Court Interpreter Program;" http://www.uscourts.gov/interpretprog/interp_prog.html. The Administrative Office has not yet established a certification program for Japanese interpreters; thus there are no certified Japanese interpreters available. -2US1DOCS 6651586v3 Dated: April 29, 2008 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Douglas A. Cawley Douglas A. Cawley Lead Attorney Texas State Bar No. 04035500 dcawley@mckoolsmith.com Theodore Stevenson, III Texas State Bar No. 19196650 tstevenson@mckoolsmith.com Anthony M. Garza Texas State Bar No. 24050644 agarza@mckoolsmith.com Jason D. Cassady Texas State Bar No. 24045625 jcassady@mckoolsmith.com Steven Callahan Texas State Bar No. 24053122 scallahan@mckoolsmith.com Christopher Bovenkamp Texas State Bar No. 24006877 cbovenkamp@mckoolsmith.com McKool Smith PC 300 Crescent Court, Suite 1500 Dallas, Texas 75201 Telephone: (214) 978-4000 Telecopier: (214) 978-4044 Sam Baxter Texas State Bar No. 01938000 sbaxter@mckoolsmith.com McKool Smith PC 104 E. Houston Street, Suite 300 P.O. Box O Marshall, Texas 75670 Telephone: (903) 923-9000 Telecopier: (903) 923-9099 Robert M. Parker Texas State Bar No. 15498000 rmparker@pbatyler.com Robert Christopher Bunt Texas State Bar No. 00787165 rcbunt@pbatyler.com /s/ James S. Blank James S. Blank (james.blank@lw.com) Sabrina Y. Hassan (sabrina.hassan@lw.com) LATHAM & WATKINS LLP 885 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 Tel.: (212) 906-1200 Fax: (212) 751-4864 Robert J. Gunther, Jr. (robert.gunther@wilmerhale.com) WILMER HALE 399 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 Tel: (212) 230-8830 Fax: (212) 230-8888 Robert W. Faris (rwf@nixonvan.com) Joseph S. Presta (jsp@nixonvan.com) NIXON & VANDERHYE, P.C. 1100 North Glebe Road 8th Floor Arlington, VA 22201 Tel.: (703) 816-4000 Fax: (703) 816-4100 Charles W. Goehringer, Jr. (cwgoehringer@germer.com) Lawrence L. Germer (llgermer@germer.com) Texas Bar No. 07824000 GERMER GERTZ L.L.P. 550 Fannin, Suite 400 P.O. Box 4915 Beaumont, Texas 77704 Tel.: (409) 654-6700 Fax: (409) 835-2115 -3US1DOCS 6651586v3 Charles Ainsworth Texas State Bar No. 00783521 charley@pbatyler.com Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth P.C. 100 E. Ferguson Street, Suite 1114 Tyler, Texas 75702 Telephone: (903) 531-3535 Telecopier: (903) 533-9687 Attorneys for Plaintiff Anascape, Ltd. Attorneys for Defendant and Counterclaimant Nintendo of America Inc. -4US1DOCS 6651586v3 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS LUFKIN DIVISION ANASCAPE, LTD. Plaintiff, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, and NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC., Defendants. Hon. Ron Clark Civil Action No. 9:06-CV-00158-RC ORDER ON JOINT MOTION FOR COURT APPROVAL OF JAPANESE INTERPRETERS JARED TAYLOR AND WRAY WADE Based on the Court's consideration of Defendant Nintendo of America Inc. and Plaintiff Anascape, Ltd.'s Joint Motion for Court Approval of Japanese Interpreters Jared Taylor and Wray Wade under Local Rule CV-43, it is the opinion of the Court that the use of the services of Messrs. Taylor and Wade during the trial should be ALLOWED. It is therefore ORDERED that the motion is hereby GRANTED. -5US1DOCS 6651586v3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that all counsel of record who have consented to electronic service are being served with a copy of this document via the Court's CM/ECF system per Local Rule CV5(a)(3) on this 29th day of April, 2008. Any other counsel of record will be served by first-class mail. /s/ James S. Blank_____ James S. Blank -6US1DOCS 6651586v3

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