Hvac Technology LLC v. Southland Industries

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-02934

CASE SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Judge Paul S. Grewal on September 22, 2015, re {{22}}. (psglc1S, COURT STAFF)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 SAN JOSE DIVISION 10 HVAC TECHNOLOGY LLC,) Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG For the Northern District of California 11) Plaintiff,) CASE SCHEDULING ORDER United States District Court 12) v.) (Re: Docket No. 22) 13) SOUTHLAND INDUSTRIES,) 14) Defendant.) 15) 16 Based on the parties' joint case management statement1 and case management conference, 17 18 IT IS ORDERED that the following limits on discovery shall apply to this case, as set forth 19 in the parties' joint case management statement:2 20  Each party shall be entitled to propound no more than 25 interrogatories, including all 21 discrete subparts, absent agreement of the other party or leave of court, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 33. 22  Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(d)(1), depositions shall be limited to seven hours of live deposition testimony time per day, although the total time including breaks may exceed 23 seven hours. 24  The fact that a witness may have been designated and deposed pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) does not preclude that witness from being deposed in his/her individual 25 capacity, and vice versa.  No fixed limit is currently ordered on the number of requests for production of 26 documents or requests for admission that may be propounded by a party. 27 1 See Docket No. 22. 28 2 See Docket No. 22 at ¶ 8. 1 Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG CASE SCHEDULING ORDER  Discovery-related documents shall be served electronically, and documents to be 1 served, but not filed through ECF, need only be served by emailing scanned versions of 2 the documents to: 3 o Robert P. Andris and Michael D. Kanach for Southland Industries at: randris@gordonrees.com 4 mkanach@gordonrees.com with a copy to 5 kshaw@gordonrees.com 6 o Mark D. Marrello for HVAC Technology LLC at: 7 Mark@ImperiumPW.com with a copy to 8 Lester@ImperiumPW.com 9 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that for discovery disputes that may arise, the parties shall 10 proceed according to the following procedure. If the dispute cannot be resolved by an in-person For the Northern District of California 11 meet-and-confer, the parties may within five days of the meeting submit a five-page joint letter United States District Court 12 13 with a one-page cover. Letter briefs must comply with the following requirements: 14  The cover page must contain the parties' names, one line summarizing the nature of the dispute, and an attestation that the parties have met and conferred in person. If the 15 parties have met telephonically, the cover page must contain the reasons for the telephone meeting. 16  Within the five pages, the parties shall include a joint statement of the facts necessary 17 for the court to render its decision. Each party shall provide summaries of the disputes, the appropriate legal authority, and each party's final proposed compromise. To 18 enhance ease of comparison, parties are encouraged to use tables and charts summarizing their arguments. 19  The letter brief shall be written in Times New Roman, twelve-point font. Margins shall 20 be no less than one inch on each side. The briefs may be single-spaced.  Parties shall file the joint letter brief under the Civil Events category of "Motions and 21 Related Filings  Motions – General  Discovery Letter Brief." 22 Although parties may present more than one dispute in the joint letter brief, there is no limit 23 to the number of letter briefs they may file. If multiple disputes require multiple letter briefs, the 24 parties are encouraged to use as many as necessary to provide the court with well-supported 25 arguments. A single dispute, however, is permitted only one joint letter brief. Attempts to 26 circumvent this limit will be viewed with disfavor. Upon review of the joint letter brief, the court 27 28 will advise the parties how it intends to proceed. The court may take the dispute under submission, 2 Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG CASE SCHEDULING ORDER hold a telephone conference with the parties, order a hearing or further briefing, or require the 1 2 parties to appear at the courthouse for further meet-and-confer. 3 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the following schedule and deadlines shall apply to this 4 case: 5 Plaintiff's preliminary infringement contentions and document production .......... Oct. 6, 2015 6 Defendant's preliminary invalidity contentions and document production ......... Nov. 20, 2015 7 Exchange of proposed terms and claim elements for construction ........................ Dec. 4, 2015 8 Exchange of preliminary claim constructions and extrinsic evidence ................. Dec. 18, 2015 9 Deadline for motions to add parties or amend pleadings ...................................... Jan. 13, 2016 10 Joint claim construction and prehearing statement ............................................... Jan. 19, 2016 For the Northern District of California 11 Completion of claim construction discovery, including experts ........................... Feb. 18, 2016 United States District Court 12 Plaintiff's opening claim construction brief ........................................................... Mar. 4, 2016 13 Defendant's responsive claim construction brief ................................................. Mar. 18, 2016 14 Plaintiff's reply claim construction brief .............................................................. Mar. 25, 2016 15 Claim construction hearing......................................................................................Apr. 8, 2016 16 Plaintiff's final infringement contentions ............................................................... May 6, 2016 17 Defendant's advice of counsel document production ............................................ June 8, 2016 18 Completion of fact discovery ................................................................................ July 19, 2016 19 Service of expert reports on issues for which 20 a party bears burden of proof under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) ................................ July 31, 2016 21 Rebuttal expert reports ......................................................................................... Aug. 31, 2016 22 Close of expert discovery ..................................................................................... Sept. 30, 2016 23 Deadline for hearing dispositive motions ............................................................. Nov. 15, 2016 24 Deadline for private mediation ............................................................................. Nov. 25, 2016 25 Pretrial conference statement ................................................................................. Dec. 2, 2016 26 Pretrial conference ................................................................................................ Dec. 13, 2016 27 Jury trial ................................................................................................................... Jan. 3, 2016 28 3 Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG CASE SCHEDULING ORDER SO ORDERED. 1 2 Dated: September 22, 2015 3 _________________________________ 4 PAUL S. GREWAL United States Magistrate Judge 5 6 7 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California 11 United States District Court 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4 Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG CASE SCHEDULING ORDER