This pair of orders reflects an interesting turn of events in what had been fairly routine venue dispute.
Judge Payne recommended that the defendant’s 101 motion be denied.
At 62 pages, it’s a thorough analysis of many common issues.
Only 15 pages for this one. One “plain & ordinary” out of five.
The motion was denied – IPR was instituted against only three of the 14 patents in suit.
Plaintiff sought to disqualify defendant’s counsel because it had represented plaintiff in acquiring the patent in suit.
You don’t see disputes on discovery orders very often – this one dealt with the cross use of materials from another proceeding.
As always, there may not be sufficient context to fully appreciate the rulings, but they are still worth reviewing (and there are a lot).
The question was whether the request was timely.
These motions to dismiss by car manufacturers raised different issues than the norm.