Auto-Dril, Inc. v. National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
ORDER entered DENYING 120 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment of Noninfringement Based on its Electronical Drilling System, DENYING 160 MOTION to Strike 157 Response to Motion,, 158 Notice (Other), , DENYING 153 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment and deadlines for resetting the Markman hearing.(Signed by Chief Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(leddins, 4)
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, LP.,
CANRIG DRILLING TECHNOLOGY,
April 25, 2017
David J. Bradley, Clerk
CIVIL ACTION NO. H-16-280
To allow Auto-Dril to depose the experts identified on April 21, 2017, the Markman hearing
is reset to a reasonable date to be proposed by the parties by Friday, April 28, 2017. Discovery on
claim construction issues must be completed 45 days before the Markman hearing is scheduled. The
parties may file summary judgment motions addressing indefiniteness no later than 30 days before
the Markman hearing, and may argue those motions at the same time as the Markman hearing.
The pending motions for summary judgment are denied without prejudice as premature.
(Docket Entry Nos. 120, 153). The parties may file summary judgment motions on issues other than
indefiniteness after the Markman ruling and after the discovery necessary to these motions is
completed. The motion to strike the response to Auto-Dril’s summary judgment motion is denied
as moot in light of this order. (Docket Entry No. 160).
Any request for additional time on Markman preparation must be filed no later than one
week before the Markman hearing and the movant must show good cause.
SIGNED on April 25, 2017, at Houston, Texas.
Lee H. Rosenthal
Chief United States District Judge
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