American Patents LLC v. Mediatek, Inc. et al

Western District of Texas, txwd-6:2018-cv-00339

NOTICE Defendants' Notice of Submission of Protective Order by Broadcom Corporation, Broadcom PTE. Ltd., MediaTek USA Inc., MediaTek, Inc., NXP B.V., NXP Semiconductors N.V., NXP USA, Inc., Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. re 156 Transcript Filed

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS WACO DIVISION AMERICAN PATENTS LLC,)) Plaintiff,) v.) CIVIL ACTION No. 6:18-CV-339-ADA) MEDIATEK INC., MEDIATEK USA INC.,) JURY TRIAL DEMANDED BROADCOM PTE LTD, BROADCOM) CORPORATION, LENOVO (SHANGHAI)) ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.,) LENOVO GROUP, LTD., NXP) SEMICONDUCTORS N.V., NXP B.V., NXP) USA, INC., QUALCOMM INCORPORATED) and QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,) Defendants. DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER Pursuant to the Court's instruction at the September 20, 2019 Status Conference, Defendants MediaTek Inc. and MediaTek USA Inc.; Broadcom Pte Ltd and Broadcom Corporation; NXP Semiconductors N.V., NXP B.V., and NXP USA, Inc.; and Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (collectively, "Defendants") hereby submit the Protective Order attached hereto as Exhibit A for entry by the Court. During the Status Conference, the Court instructed Defendants to revise Defendants' Proposed Protective Order (Dkt. No. 140-1) to incorporate revisions consistent with the Court's instructions and rulings. Defendants made the necessary revisions and sent a redlined version of the Proposed Protective Order to Plaintiff. The required revisions to the Proposed Protective Order include the following:  revising the "Prosecution Bar" provisions of Section 9 to (i) make the bar bilateral; (ii) make the bar triggered off of the receipt of HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL technical information or documents; (iii) limit the bar to participating in "Prosecution Activities" in the "field of the invention of the asserted patents"; (iv) exclude Inter Partes Review and Reexamination proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office from the bar; and (v) remove the patent acquisition bar and the patent development bar;  revising the "Source Code" provisions of Section 12 to (i) increase the limit on the number of pages of continuous blocks of Source Code that can be printed from 10 to 25 pages "per accused architecture"; (ii) increase the total number of pages of Source Code that can be printed from 50 to 250 pages "per accused architecture"; (iii) shorten the time period for the party producing Source Code to print requested Source Code or object to a print request to 2 days after receiving a print request; and (iv) make the limit on the number of lines of Source Code that can be included in pleadings, exhibits, expert reports, discovery documents, depositions, or other court documents bilateral; and  revising the "Procedure for Qualifying Outside Consultants and Expert Witnesses" provisions of Section 13 to reduce the time period for a party objecting to disclosure of Protected Material to an expert witness from 14 days to 7 days.1 These revisions are reflected in the redlined version of the Defendants' Proposed Protective Order, attached hereto as Exhibit B. In response, Plaintiff accepted Defendants' proposed revisions, but Plaintiff proposed additional revisions to the Protective Order. Plaintiff's proposed additional revisions are reflected in the redlined version of the Protective Order attached hereto as Exhibit C, and include the following:  revising the "Source Code" designation provisions of Section 8 to prevent a Producing Party from designating Discovery Material as HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL – SOURCE CODE if it has been "1) emailed or otherwise made accessible via a public network or stored on cloud-based servers or on shared drives, or 2) provided to third party developers or similar third parties";  revising the "Access to and Use of Protected Material" provisions of Section 11 to require secure storage of Protected Material designated HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY or HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL – SOURCE CODE within the United States only if "that Producing Party only stores and allows third parties to store such materials within the United States"; and  revising Section 11.g to include a notation that the provision is a "DISPUTED PROVISION, SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL BRIEFING." 1 Defendants also made minor revisions to the "Whereas" clauses to account for the Court's instructions and rulings. 2 Plaintiff's proposed revisions contradict and/or are inconsistent with the Court's instructions and rulings.2 Specifically, the transcript of the Scheduling Conference confirms that Plaintiff's proposed revision to Section 8.a is inconsistent with the Court's instructions and rulings. See Sept. 20, 2019 Hr'g Tr. (Dkt. No. 156) at 12-17, 39-41. Likewise, the transcript shows that Plaintiff's proposed revision to Section 11.a was not discussed during the conference. See generally Hr'g Tr. (Dkt. No. 156). Lastly, the transcript shows that Plaintiff's proposed revision to Section 11.g is inconsistent with, and unnecessary in light of, the Court's instructions. See id. at 75-78. As such, Defendants respectfully request that the Court enter Defendants' revised Proposed Protective Order attached hereto as Exhibit A. 2 Defendants' counsel discussed Plaintiff's proposed additional revisions with Plaintiff's counsel during a telephone conference on Monday, September 30, 2019. The parties were unable to resolve their disputes concerning Plaintiff's proposed additional revisions. 3 Dated: September 30, 2019 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Tyler T. VanHoutan Tyler T. VanHoutan Texas Bar No. 24033290 Eric S. Schlichter Texas Bar No. 24007994 MCGUIREWOODS LLP 600 Travis St., Suite 7500 Houston, TX 77002 (713) 571-9191 (713) 571-9652 (Fax) tvanhoutan@mcguirewoods.com eschlichter@mcguirewoods.com Rebecca Levinson (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) MCGUIREWOODS LLP 2001 K Street N.W., Suite 400 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 828-2816 (202) 828-3322 (Fax) rlevinson@mcguirewoods.com Paige Arnette Amstutz Texas Bar No. 00796136 SCOTT, DOUGLASS & MCCONNICO, LLP 303 Colorado St., Suite 2400 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 495-6300 (512) 495-6399 (Fax) pamstutz@scottdoug.com Counsel for MediaTek Inc., MediaTek USA Inc., Broadcom Pte Ltd., Broadcom Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V., NXP B.V., NXP USA, Inc., Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. 4 Gilbert A. Greene Jonah D. Mitchell (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Texas Bar No. 24045976 Doyle B. Johnson (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Pierre J. Hubert Osman Mohammed (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Texas Bar No. 24002317 REED SMITH LLP DUANE MORRIS LLP 101 2nd St., Suite 1800 900 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94105 Austin, TX 78746 (415) 543-8700 (512) 277-2300 (415) 391-8269 (Fax) (512) 277-2301 (Fax) jmitchell@reedsmith.com BGreene@duanemorris.com dbjohnson@reedsmith.com PJHubert@duanemorris.com omohammed@reedsmith.com Kevin Anderson (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) R. Jeffrey Layne DUANE MORRIS, LLP Texas Bar No. 00791083 505 9th St., N.W., Suite 1000 Megan Alter Hudgeons Washington, DC 20004-2166 Texas Bar No. 24001645 (202) 776-7800 REED SMITH LLP kpanderson@duanemorris.com 111 Congress Ave., Suite 400 Austin, TX 78701 Counsel for NXP Semiconductors N.V., (512) 563-1816 NXP B.V., NXP USA, Inc., (512) 623-1802 (Fax) Qualcomm Incorporated and mhudgeons@reedsmith.com Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. jlayne@reedsmith.com Counsel for Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Eric W. Schweibenz (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) John S. Kern (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Alexander B. Englehart (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP 1940 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 413-3000 eschweibenz@oblon.com jkern@oblon.com aenglehart@oblon.com Counsel for MediaTek Inc. and MediaTek USA Inc. 5 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule CV-5, I hereby certify that all counsel of record who have appeared in this case are being served on this 30th day of September 2019, with a copy of the foregoing via the Court's CM/ECF system. /s/ Tyler T. VanHoutan Tyler T. VanHoutan 6