American Patents LLC v. Mediatek, Inc. et al

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

SCHEDULING ORDER: Joinder of Parties due by 2/7/2020, Amended Pleadings due by 3/20/2020, Dispositive/Daubert Motions due by 8/21/2020, Pretrial Conference set for 10/23/2020 before Judge Alan D Albright, Jury Selection and Trial set for 11/2/2020 before Judge Alan D Albright. Signed by Judge Alan D Albright.

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United States District Court Western District of Texas Waco Division AMERICAN PATENTS LLC, § § Plaintiff, § § V. § CIVIL ACTION NO. 6:18-CV-339-ADA MEDIATEK iNC., et al., JUDGE ALBRIGHT Defendants. § [f1LL..W ...3 AGREED SCHEDULING ORDER Deadline Item Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Plaintiff serves preliminary1 infringement contentions in the form of a chart setting forth where in the accused product(s) each element of the asserted claim(s) are found. Plaintiff shall also produce (1) all documents evidencing conception and reduction to practice for each claimed invention, and (2) a copy of the file history for each patent in suit. Friday, July 26, 2019 Deadline for Motions to Transfer 1 The parties may amend preliminary infringement contentions and preliminary invalidity contentions without leave of court so long as counsel certifies that it undertook reasonable efforts to prepare its preliminary contentions and the amendment is based on material identified after those preliminary contentions were served and should do so seasonably upon identifying any such material. Any amendment to add claims requires leave of court so that the Court can address any scheduling issues. Deadline Item Friday, August 30, 2019 Defendant serves preliminary invalidity contentions in the form of (1) a chart setting forth where in the prior art references each element of the asserted claim(s) are found, (2) an identification of any limitations the Defendant contends are indefinite or lack written description under section 112, and (3) an identification of any claims the Defendant contends are directed to ineligible subject matter under section 101. Defendant shall also produce (1) all prior art referenced in the invalidity contentions, (2) technical documents, including software where applicable, sufficient to show the operation of the accused product(s), and (3) summary, annual sales information for the accused product(s) for the prior two years, unless the parties agree to some other timeframe. Friday, September 13, 2019 Parties exchange claim terms for construction Friday, September 27, 2019 Parties exchange proposed claim constructions Friday, October 11, 2019 Deadline to meet and confer to narrow terms in dispute and exchange revised list of terms/constructions Friday, October 25, 2019 Parties file Opening claim construction briefs, including any arguments that any claim terms are indefinite. Wednesday, November 13, Parties file Responsive claim construction briefs, 2019 Friday, November 22, 2019 Parties file Reply claim construction briefs. Wed., December 4, 2019 Parties submit Joint Claim Construction Statement, optional tutorials, and consolidated briefing collated by Opening, Response, and Reply. Friday, December 20, 2019 Markman Hearing at 9:00 a.m. Deadline Item Friday, January 3, 2020 Fact Discovery opens; deadline to serve Initial Disclosures per Rule 26(a). Friday, February 7, 2020 Deadline to add parties Friday, February 21, 2020 Deadline to serve Final Infringement and Invalidity Contentions. Friday, March 20, 2020 Deadline to amend pleadings. A motion is not required unless the amendment adds patents or claims. Friday, June 12, 2020 Close of Fact Discovery Friday, June 19, 2020 Opening Expert Reports Friday, July 17, 2020 Rebuttal Expert Reports Friday, August 7, 2020 Close of Expert Discovery Friday, August14, 2020 Deadline to meet and confer to discuss narrowing the number of claims asserted and prior art references at issue. The parties shall file a report within 5 business days regarding the results of the meet and confer. Friday, August 21, 2020 Dispositive motion deadline and Daubert motion deadline. Friday, September 4, 2020 Serve Pretrial Disclosures (jury instructions, exhibits lists, witness lists, designations) Friday, September 18, 2020 Serve objections to pretrial disclosures/rebuttal disclosures Friday, September 25, 2020 Serve objections to rebuttal disclosures and File Motions in limine Deadline Item Friday, October 2, 2020 File Joint Pretrial Order and Pretrial Submissions (jury instructions, exhibits lists, witness lists, designations); file oppositions to motions in limine Friday, October 9, 2020 Deadline to meet and confer regarding remaining objections and disputes on motions in limine. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 File joint notice identifying remaining objections to pretrial disclosures and disputes on motions in limine. Friday, October 23, 2020 Final Pretrial Conference Ft4ay, Oct1,cO-O2O t1 .v. 2.,Z.OZO Jury Selection/Trial PriLy, Novmbcr 20, 2020- z' 2011'