Nikola Corporation v. Tesla Incorporated Featured Case

A lawsuit filed by Nikola Motor Company (Nikola) alleging that Tesla's all-electric semi truck infringes on Nikola's patents. Nikola is seeking $2 billion in damages.

Plaintiff: Nikola Corporation
Defendant: Tesla Incorporated
Case Number: 2:2018cv01344
Filed: May 1, 2018
Court: Arizona District Court
Office: Phoenix Division Office
County: XX US, Outside State
Presiding Judge: G Murray Snow
Nature of Suit: Property Rights: Patent
Cause of Action: 35:271 Patent Infringement
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

Docket Report

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Date Filed#Document Text
May 1, 2018 10 NOTICE of Filing - Copyright, Trademark or Patent Information filed by Nikola Corporation. (Willis, Kenneth)
May 1, 2018 9 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Nikola Corporation. (Willis, Kenneth)
May 1, 2018 8 NOTICE TO THE PARTIES - The Court is participating in the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) and this case is subject to that pilot. The key features and deadlines are set forth in the attached Notice which includes General Order 17-08. Also attached is a checklist for use by the parties. All parties must respond to the mandatory initial discovery requests set forth in the General Order before initiating any further discovery in this case. Please note: The discovery obligations in the General Order supersede the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1). Any party seeking affirmative relief must serve a copy of the attached documents (Notice to Parties, including General Order 17-08 and MIDP Checklist) on each new party when the Complaint, Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint is served. (DLC)
May 1, 2018 7 NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCY re: 1 Complaint filed by Nikola Corporation. Document not in compliance with LRCiv 7.1(a)(3). Party names must be capitalized using proper upper and lower case type. No further action is required. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (DLC)
May 1, 2018 6 NOTICE TO PARTY OF DEFICIENCY RE: CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Pursuant to FRCiv 7.1 and LRCiv 7.1.1 the attached Corporate Disclosure Statement form must be filed by all nongovernmental corporate parties with their first appearance. A supplemental statement must be filed upon any change in the information. In addition, if not already filed, the Corporate Disclosure Statement should be filed within 14 days. Corporate Disclosure Statement Deadline set as to Nikola Corporation. (DLC)
May 1, 2018 5 MINUTE ORDER: Request for Copyright, Trademark, or Patent Information. This case has been designated as a copyright, trademark, or patent case. The Clerk's Office is required to provide information to the Patent and Trademark Office and/or Copyright Office regarding this case. Attached to this docket entry are the required form(s) that must be completed. Plaintiff shall complete the form that is applicable to this particular case. In some cases, you may need to complete both forms.Within seven (7) days, Plaintiff must submit the required form(s) to the Clerk's Office. Please complete the form and file it with the Court using the specific event: Notice of Filing - Copyright, Trademark or Patent Information, found under the Other Filings header. Please DO NOT mail the form directly to the Patent or Copyright Office. The Clerk's Office will submit the form. If neither form is required for this case, please file a notice indicating the reason the form is not necessary and use the event listed above. This form must be updated if additional patents, copyrights, or trademarks are alleged in a responsive pleading (DLC)
May 1, 2018 4 Summons Issued as to Tesla Incorporated. (DLC). *** IMPORTANT: When printing the summons, select "Document and stamps" or "Document and comments" for the seal to appear on the document.
May 1, 2018 3 Filing fee paid, receipt number 0970-15444852. This case has been assigned to the Honorable G Murray Snow. All future pleadings or documents should bear the correct case number: CV-18-01344-PHX-GMS. Notice of Availability of Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction form attached. (DLC)
May 1, 2018 2 SUMMONS Submitted by Nikola Corporation. (Willis, Kenneth) (DLC)
May 1, 2018 1 COMPLAINT. Filing fee received: $ 400.00, receipt number 0970-15444852 filed by Nikola Corporation. (Willis, Kenneth) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit)(DLC)

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Plaintiff: Nikola Corporation
Represented By: Leo R Beus
Represented By: Kenneth Reed Willis
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