Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. v. Methode Electronics, Inc.

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-03730

Order by Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton granting in part and denying in part {{57}} Motion for Leave to File First Amended Answer.(pjhlc2, COURT STAFF)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., Case No. 15-cv-03730-PJH 8 Plaintiff, 9 v. ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANT'S 10 METHODE ELECTRONICS, INC., MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED ANSWER 11 Defendant. Re: Dkt. No. 57 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 14 Defendant Methode Electronics, Inc.'s motion for leave to file a first amended 15 answer came on for hearing before this court on July 20, 2016. Defendant appeared 16 through its counsel, Matthew Blackburn. Plaintiff Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. appeared 17 through its counsel, Timothy Watson. Having read the parties' papers and carefully 18 considered their arguments and the relevant legal authority, the court hereby GRANTS 19 the motion in part and DENIES the motion in part, for the reasons stated at the hearing. 20 The motion for leave to amend is GRANTED with respect to counterclaims three and five, 21 and the associated affirmative defenses. The motion for leave to amend is DENIED with 22 respect to counterclaims four and six and their corresponding affirmative defenses, as 23 "failure to state a claim" is not a proper counterclaim or defense. 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 Dated: July 20, 2016 26 27 __________________________________ PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON 28 United States District Judge