American Patents LLC v. Mediatek, Inc. et al

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

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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., 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. ORDER GRANTING SPECIALLY APPEARING DEFENDANTS LENOVO (SHANGHAI) ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. AND LENOVO GROUP LTD.'S MOTION TO SEVER AND STAY PURSUANT TO THE CUSTOMER-SUIT EXCEPTION DOCTRINE For the reasons set forth in Specially Appearing Defendants Lenovo (Shanghai) Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. and Lenovo Group, Ltd.'s Motion to Sever and Stay Pursuant to the Customer-Suit Exception Doctrine ("Motion"), and good cause appearing therefor, the Motion is GRANTED. Accordingly, it is: ORDERED that, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 21, all claims against specially appearing Defendants Lenovo (Shanghai) Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. and Lenovo Group Ltd. are hereby SEVERED and STAYED pending resolution of the case against the remaining Defendants. -1- Dated: The Honorable Alan D. Albright United States District Judge -2-