Auto-Dril, Inc. v. Canrig Drilling Technology, Ltd.

Filing 60

ORDER entered regarding the resetting of the Markman hearing.(Signed by Chief Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(leddins, 4)

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United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION AUTO-DRIL, INC., Plaintiff, v. NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, LP., CANRIG DRILLING TECHNOLOGY, LTD. Defendants. § § § § § § § § § § § April 25, 2017 David J. Bradley, Clerk CIVIL ACTION NO. H-16-280 H-16-293 ORDER 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 2

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