BlackBerry Limited v. Facebook, Inc. et al Featured Case

BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp alleging that Facebook and its subsidiaries have infringed on BlackBerry’s patents with regard to four features: (1) Security improvements; (2) user interface improvements for mobile devices; (3) the combination of mobile gaming and mobile messaging; and (4) battery efficient status updates for mobile devices. BlackBerry used to be leader in the smartphone market; its BlackBerry Messenger feature was once revered as innovative and effective but has since fallen in popularity and use.

Plaintiff: BlackBerry Limited
Defendant: Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC and WhatsApp Inc.
Case Number: 2:2018cv01844
Filed: March 6, 2018
Court: California Central District Court
Referring Judge: Karen L. Stevenson
Presiding Judge: George H. Wu
Nature of Suit: Other

Docket Report

This docket was last retrieved on November 20, 2018. A more recent docket listing may be available from PACER.

Date Filed#Document Text
November 13, 2018 95 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Jeffrey William Nardinelli counsel for Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. Adding Jeff W. Nardinelli as counsel of record for Blackberry Limited for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiff Blackberry Limited. (Attorney Jeffrey William Nardinelli added to party BlackBerry Limited(pty:pla))(Nardinelli, Jeffrey)
November 8, 2018 94 MINUTES OF STATUS CONFERENCE held before Judge George H. Wu. The Court sets the following: Tutorial Hearing March 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., Claim Construction Hearing April 1, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Defendants' request for a further status conference is granted. The status conference is continued to January 10, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Counsel are to file a joint status report by noon on January 7, 2019. Court Reporter: Katie Thibodeaux. (mrgo)
November 1, 2018 93 STATUS REPORT (Joint) filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
September 27, 2018 92 MINUTES OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE held before Judge George H. Wu. The Court consolidates this action with BlackBerry Limited v. Snap Inc., CV 18-2693-GW(KSx) for pretrial purposes only. Court and counsel discuss scheduling. The Court adopts the Updated Joint Case Scheduling Report 88 . Pursuant to the request of Defendants, the Court sets a status conference for November 8, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., with a joint status report to be filed by November 1, 2018. Court Reporter: Katie Thibodeaux. (mrgo)
September 26, 2018 90 TEXT ONLY ENTRY - IN CHAMBERS: by Judge George H. Wu: Counsel may appear at the scheduling conference on 09/26/2018 by telephone. If counsel would like to appear by telephone, contact the clerk at javier_gonzalez@cacd.uscourts.gov. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (jag) TEXT ONLY ENTRY
September 25, 2018 91 Featured Case STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge George H. Wu re Stipulation for Order 87 . (See document for details) (mrgo)
September 25, 2018 89 ANSWER to Counterclaim (Dkt. 80) filed by Plaintiff and Counterclaim-Defendant BlackBerry Limited.(Asperger, James)
September 21, 2018 88 STATEMENT Updated Joint Case Scheduling Report filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited (Asperger, James)
September 21, 2018 87 Joint STIPULATION for Order [Proposed] Protective Order filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Asperger, James)
September 12, 2018 86 TRANSCRIPT ORDER as to Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited for Court Reporter. Court will contact Jonathan Reyes at jonathanreyes@quinnemanuel.com with further instructions regarding this order. Transcript preparation will not begin until payment has been satisfied with the court reporter. (Jaffe, Jordan)
September 11, 2018 85 TRANSCRIPT ORDER as to Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., WhatsApp Inc. for Court Reporter. (Keefe, Heidi)
September 10, 2018 84 MINUTES OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE held before Judge George H. Wu. The Court's Tentative Re Parties' Scheduling Disputes is circulated and attached hereto. Court and counsel discuss scheduling. The Court continues the scheduling conference to September 27, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., with each side filing their position by September 21, 2018. Court Reporter: Katie Thibodeaux. (lom)
September 9, 2018 83 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin counsel for Counter Claimants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc., Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. Adding Elizabeth L. Stameshkin as counsel of record for Facebook, Inc., WhatsApp Inc., Instagram, LLC, Instagram, Inc. for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Defendant Facebook, Inc.. (Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party Facebook, Inc.(pty:cc), Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party Facebook, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party Instagram, Inc.(pty:cc), Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party Instagram, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party Instagram, LLC(pty:dft), Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party Instagram, LLC(pty:cc), Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party WhatsApp Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Elizabeth Lee Stameshkin added to party WhatsApp Inc.(pty:cc))(Stameshkin, Elizabeth)
September 8, 2018 82 STATEMENT JOINT CASE SCHEDULING REPORT filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Asperger, James)
September 6, 2018 81 NOTICE Joint Notice of Updated Position on Protective Order Dispute filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC. (Brigham, Matthew)
September 4, 2018 COUNTERCLAIM against counter defendant BlackBerry Limited; Jury Demand, filed by defendants and counter-claimants Instagram, Inc., WhatsApp Inc., Instagram, LLC, Facebook, Inc. [Filed with Answer re doc. no. 80] (mrgo)
September 4, 2018 80 ANSWER to Amended Complaint/Petition, 15 JURY DEMAND. and Counterclaims filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc..(Keefe, Heidi)
September 4, 2018 79 NOTICE Joint Statement Re: Case Narrowing Proposals filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
August 31, 2018 78 NOTICE Joint Notice of Submission of Parties Positions Re: Protective Order Disputes filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment 1 - Parties Joint Submission of Dispute Positions, # 2 BlackBerry Ex. 1, # 3 BlackBerry Ex. 2, # 4 BlackBerry Ex. 3, # 5 BlackBerry Ex. 4, # 6 BlackBerry Ex. 5, # 7 BlackBerry Ex. 6, # 8 BlackBerry Ex. 7, # 9 BlackBerry Ex. 8, # 10 Facebook Ex. A, # 11 Facebook Ex. B, # 12 Facebook Ex. C, # 13 Facebook Ex. D)(Asperger, James)
August 31, 2018 77 Featured Case MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS - ORDER REGARDING PATENT LOCAL RULES by Judge George H. Wu. Attached hereto is the Court's Order Regarding Patent Local Rules. The Court sets the Claim Construction Hearing for February 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. (mrgo)
August 31, 2018 76 NOTICE Joint Notice re: Submission of Proposed Stipulated Protective Order filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Stipulated Protective Order)(Asperger, James)
August 27, 2018 75 STATEMENT Joint Notice re Adoption of Patent Rules filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Asperger, James)
August 24, 2018 73 NOTICE OF FILING TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings 8/2/18 9:09 am; 8/23/18 9:03 am re Transcript 72 , 71 THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (Thibodeaux, Katie) TEXT ONLY ENTRY
August 24, 2018 72 TRANSCRIPT for proceedings held on 8/23/18 9:03 am. Court Reporter/Electronic Court Recorder: Katie Thibodeaux, CSR, RPR, CRR, phone number www.katiethibodeaux.com. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Electronic Court Recorder before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Notice of Intent to Redact due within 7 days of this date. Redaction Request due 9/14/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/24/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/23/2018. (Thibodeaux, Katie)
August 24, 2018 71 TRANSCRIPT for proceedings held on 8/2/18 9:09 am. Court Reporter/Electronic Court Recorder: Katie Thibodeaux, CSR, RPR, CRR, phone number www.katiethibodeaux.com. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Electronic Court Recorder before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Notice of Intent to Redact due within 7 days of this date. Redaction Request due 9/14/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/24/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/23/2018. (Thibodeaux, Katie)
August 23, 2018 74 MINUTES OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE held before Judge George H. Wu. Counsel are to file a protective order by August 30, 2018, and will advise the Court by August 27, 2018 which set of Local Rules they choose. The Markman Hearing will tentatively be set for the end of January 2019. The Scheduling Conference is continued to September 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., with a joint statement on how parties propose to limit asserted claims and proposed scheduling dates by noon on September 4, 2018. Court Reporter: Katie Thibodeaux. (mrgo)
August 23, 2018 70 TRANSCRIPT ORDER as to Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc. for Court Reporter. Court will contact Jocelyn McIntosh at jmcintosh@cooley.com with further instructions regarding this order. Transcript preparation will not begin until payment has been satisfied with the court reporter. (Keefe, Heidi)
August 23, 2018 69 TRANSCRIPT ORDER as to plaintiff BlackBerry Limited for Court Reporter. Court will contact Jonathan Reyes at jonathanreyes@quinnemanuel.com with further instructions regarding this order. Transcript preparation will not begin until payment has been satisfied with the court reporter. (Jaffe, Jordan)
August 21, 2018 68 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) - FINAL RULING ON FACEBOOK DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS 31 by Judge George H. Wu. Attached hereto is the Court's Final Ruling on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. The Court would GRANT Snap's Motion with prejudice as to Claims 1, 5, and 9 of the '713 Patent. The Court would GRANT both Defendants' Motions as to BlackBerry's willful infringement and indirect infringement allegations, with leave for BlackBerry to amend its allegations regarding indirect infringement. The Court would otherwise DENY Defendants' Motions without prejudice. (mrgo)
August 15, 2018 67 SUPPLEMENT to NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case 31 [Second Supplement] filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Keefe, Heidi)
August 2, 2018 66 MINUTES OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS 31 ; SCHEDULING CONFERENCE Hearing held before Judge George H. Wu. The Court's Tentative Ruling is circulated and attached hereto. Court hears oral argument. For reasons stated on the record, Defendant's Motion is TAKEN UNDER SUBMISSION, and continued to August 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Court to issue ruling. The Scheduling Conference is continued to August 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Court Reporter: Katie Thibodeaux. (lom)
August 2, 2018 65 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Kevin P B Johnson counsel for Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. Adding Ray R. Zado as counsel of record for BlackBerry Limited for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Johnson, Kevin)
July 26, 2018 64 JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ; estimated length of trial 8-10 days, filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Asperger, James)
July 23, 2018 63 SUPPLEMENT to NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case 31 Defendants' Notice of Supplemental Authority Regarding Defendants' Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Keefe, Heidi)
July 16, 2018 62 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc., served on 07/16/2018. (Keefe, Heidi)
July 16, 2018 61 SEALED REPLY RE NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case 31 , Order on Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal 60 filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc..(Keefe, Heidi)
July 13, 2018 60 Featured Case ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS' REPLY IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS by Judge George H. Wu re: 57 APPLICATION to Seal Document. (mrgo)
July 12, 2018 59 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc., served on 07/12/2018. (Brigham, Matthew)
July 12, 2018 58 SEALED DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION to file document Reply to Motion to Dismiss under seal 57 filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Unredacted Reply)(Brigham, Matthew)
July 12, 2018 57 APPLICATION to file document Reply to Motion to Dismiss under seal filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Redacted Document)(Brigham, Matthew)
July 2, 2018 56 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by plaintiff BlackBerry Limited, re Sealed Document, 55 served on July 2, 2018. (Asperger, James)
July 2, 2018 55 SEALED DOCUMENT Unredacted Version of BlackBerry Limited's Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss re NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case 31 , Order on Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal 54 filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited.(Asperger, James)
June 29, 2018 54 Featured Case ORDER RE BLACKBERRY LIMITED'S APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO FILE UNDER SEAL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ITS OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS by Judge George H. Wu re: 49 APPLICATION to Seal Document. (mrgo)
June 29, 2018 53 Featured Case ORDER RE BLACKBERRY LIMITED'S APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO FILE UNDER SEAL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ITS OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS by Judge George H. Wu re: 48 APPLICATION for Leave to File. (mrgo)
June 29, 2018 52 Featured Case ORDER RE REQUEST TO CONSOLIDATE BRIEFING ON BLACKBERRY'S OPPOSITIONS TO MOTIONS TO DISMISS by Judge George H. Wu re: 45 REQUEST for Leave to File Excess Pages. Having considered the stipulation and for good cause, the Court hereby ORDERS that BlackBerry may file a consolidated brief on issues common to Defendants' motions to dismiss not to exceed 21 pages; and separate opposition briefs on other issues, not to exceed 9 pages for Snap and 6 pages for the Facebook Defendants. (mrgo)
June 28, 2018 51 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by plaintiff BlackBerry Limited, re Sealed Declaration in SupportDeclaration, 50 served on June 28, 2018. (Asperger, James)
June 28, 2018 50 SEALED DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION to file document BlackBerry Limited's Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss under seal 49 filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Unredacted Document)(Asperger, James)
June 28, 2018 49 APPLICATION to file document BlackBerry Limited's Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss under seal filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Redacted Document, # 2 Proposed Order)(Asperger, James)
June 28, 2018 48 APPLICATION for Leave to file document BlackBerry Limited's Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss under seal filed by plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Redacted Document, # 2 Proposed Order) (Asperger, James)
June 28, 2018 47 MEMORANDUM in Opposition to NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case 31 (Consolidated Opposition) filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
June 28, 2018 46 Featured Case MINUTE IN CHAMBERS - RE DEFENDANTS MOTION TO STAY FRCP 26(a) PRELIMINARY DISCLOSURES, FRCP 26(f) REPORT, DISCOVERY, AND SCHEDULING ORDER (CV 18-01844, DKT. 43-1; CV 18-02693, DKT. 31) by Judge George H. Wu: The Court finds good cause exists to set the Scheduling Conference in this matter for the same day as the hearing on the motion to dismiss, 8/2/2018 at 08:30 AM. This means that the parties discovery obligations will begin 21 days earlier. The Court expects the parties to work together and continue to make best efforts to resolve their disputes regarding discovery with minimal Court involvement. (jp)
June 27, 2018 45 Joint REQUEST to Exceed Page Limitation through Consolidated Briefing on BlackBerry's Oppositions to Motions to Dismiss filed by plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Jaffe, Jordan)
June 26, 2018 44 MEMORANDUM in Opposition to NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay pending FRCP 26(a) Preliminary Disclosures, FRCP 26(f) Report, Discovery and Scheduling Order 43 filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Exhibit)(Asperger, James)
June 26, 2018 43 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay pending FRCP 26(a) Preliminary Disclosures, FRCP 26(f) Report, Discovery and Scheduling Order filed by Defendants' Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Proposed Order) (Brigham, Matthew)
June 26, 2018 42 Notice of Withdrawal of Motion to Stay Order (other), 39 filed by Defendants' Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Brigham, Matthew)
June 25, 2018 41 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Jordan R Jaffe counsel for Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. Adding Jordan R. Jaffe as counsel of record for BlackBerry Limited for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by plaintiff Jordan R. Jaffe. (Attorney Jordan R Jaffe added to party BlackBerry Limited(pty:pla))(Jaffe, Jordan)
June 22, 2018 40 Featured Case ORDER RE JOINT REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED BRIEFING RE DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO STAY by Judge George H. Wu. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the parties shall comply with the following briefing schedule: Defendants Facebook, Inc., WhatsApp, Inc., Instagrain Inc., and Instagram LLC, (collectively "Defendants") will file a Motion to Stay not to exceed five pages; Plaintiff Blackberry will respond to the motion within 5 days, not to exceed five pages. (mrgo)
June 21, 2018 39 [DOCUMENT WITHDRAW PER DOC. NO. 42] NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay pending FRCP 26(a) Preliminary Disclosures, FRCP 26(f) Report, Discovery and Scheduling Order filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum, # 2 Declaration Matthew J. Brigham, # 3 Exhibit A, # 4 Exhibit B, # 5 Exhibit C, # 6 Exhibit D, # 7 Proposed Order) (Brigham, Matthew) Modified on 6/27/2018 (mrgo).
June 21, 2018 38 Joint REQUEST to Expedite Briefing re Defendants' Motion to Stay filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Brigham, Matthew)
June 11, 2018 37 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Defendants' Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc., re Sealed Document, 36 served on June 11, 2018. (Keefe, Heidi)
June 11, 2018 36 SEALED DOCUMENT Unredacted Version of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Unredacted Exhibit A to Defendants' Request for Judicial Notice re NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case 31 , Order on Motion for Leave to File Document Under Seal, 35 filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Unredacted Document)(Keefe, Heidi)
June 8, 2018 35 Featured Case ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS 32 by Judge George H. Wu. The following documents shall be filed under seal or in redacted form: Unredacted version of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss - Identified portions of pages 23 and 24; Exhibit A to Defendants' Request for Judicial Notice - Entire document. (lom)
June 7, 2018 34 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE filed by Defendants' Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc., re Sealed Declaration in SupportDeclaration,, 33 served on June 7, 2018. (Brigham, Matthew)
June 7, 2018 33 SEALED DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION to file document Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Exhibit A to Request for Judicial Notice under seal 32 filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Unredacted Document Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, # 2 Unredacted Document Exhibit A to Request for Judicial Notice)(Brigham, Matthew)
June 7, 2018 32 APPLICATION to file document Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Exhibit A to Request for Judicial Notice under seal filed by Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Redacted Document Memorandum of Points and Authorities, # 2 Redacted Document Exhibit A to Request for Judicial Notice, # 3 Proposed Order)(Brigham, Matthew)
June 7, 2018 31 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Case filed by Defendants' Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. Motion set for hearing on 8/2/2018 at 08:30 AM before Judge George H. Wu. (Attachments: # 1 Redacted Document Memo of Points and Authorities, # 2 Exhibit Request for Judicial Notice, # 3 Redacted Document Exhibit A to Request for Judicial Notice, # 4 Proposed Order) (Keefe, Heidi)
May 25, 2018 30 Featured Case ORDER RE STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT AND BRIEFING SCHEDULE ON MOTION TO DISMISS by Judge George H. Wu, re Stipulation for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, 29 . Having considered the stipulation and for good cause, the Court hereby EXTENDS the time for Defendants to respond to the first amended complaint and APPROVES the following briefing schedule with respect to Defendants planned motion to dismiss: 1. Motion shall be filed by: June 7, 2018; 2. Opposition due: June 28, 2018; 3. Reply due: July 12, 2018; 4. Hearing: August 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. (mrgo)
May 24, 2018 29 Joint STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Response and Briefing Schedule on Motion to Dismiss as to Amended Complaint/Petition, 15 filed by defendant Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Brigham, Matthew)
April 23, 2018 28 Local Rule 7.1-1 Certification and Notice of Interested Parties filed by defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc., identifying Facebook, Inc.. (Brigham, Matthew)
April 23, 2018 27 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Defendant Instagram, LLC identifying Facebook, Inc. as Corporate Parent. (Brigham, Matthew)
April 23, 2018 26 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Defendant WhatsApp Inc. identifying Facebook, Inc. as Corporate Parent. (Brigham, Matthew)
April 23, 2018 25 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Defendant Facebook, Inc. (Brigham, Matthew)
April 23, 2018 24 STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to All Defendants, re Amended Complaint/Petition, 15 filed by defendants Instagram, Inc., WhatsApp Inc., Instagram, LLC, Facebook, Inc..(Attorney Matthew J Brigham added to party Facebook, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew J Brigham added to party Instagram, Inc.(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew J Brigham added to party Instagram, LLC(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew J Brigham added to party WhatsApp Inc.(pty:dft))(Brigham, Matthew)
April 13, 2018 23 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited, upon Defendant Instagram, LLC served on 4/6/2018, answer due 4/27/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Becky DeGeorge, CSC Lawyers Incorporating Service, Registered Agent in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity.Original Summons NOT returned. (Asperger, James)
April 13, 2018 22 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited, upon Defendant Instagram, Inc. served on 4/6/2018, answer due 4/27/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Becky DeGeorge, CSC Lawyers Incorporating Service, Registered Agent in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity.Original Summons NOT returned. (Asperger, James)
April 13, 2018 21 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited, upon Defendant WhatsApp Inc. served on 4/6/2018, answer due 4/27/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Becky DeGeorge, CSC Lawyers Incorporating Service, Registered Agent in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity.Original Summons NOT returned. (Asperger, James)
April 13, 2018 20 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited, upon Defendant Facebook, Inc. served on 4/6/2018, answer due 4/27/2018. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Becky DeGeorge, CSC Lawyers Incorporating Service, Registered Agent in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity.Original Summons NOT returned. (Asperger, James)
April 5, 2018 19 21 DAY Summons Issued re First Amended Complaint/Petition, 15 as to defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., Instagram, LLC, WhatsApp Inc.. (mrgo)
April 4, 2018 18 NOTICE of Related Case(s) filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. Related Case(s): 2:18-cv-02693 (Asperger, James)
April 4, 2018 17 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION Regarding a Patent or a Trademark (Initial Notification) filed by BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
April 4, 2018 16 Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Amended Complaint/Petition, 15 filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
April 4, 2018 15 First AMENDED COMPLAINT against Defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., WhatsApp Inc., Instagram, LLC amending Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 , filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L)(Asperger, James)
March 15, 2018 14 Standing Order Re Final Pre-Trial Conferences for Civil Jury Trials Before Judge George H. Wu by Judge George H. Wu. (See document for details) (mrgo)
March 7, 2018 13 21 DAY Summons Issued re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 as to defendants Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., WhatsApp Inc. (mrgo)
March 6, 2018 12 Featured Case ORDER TO TRANSFER CASE TO THE PATENT PILOT PROGRAM by Judge Dolly M. Gee. Case transferred from Judge Dolly M. Gee to Judge George H. Wu for all further proceedings. Case number now reads 2:18-cv-01844 GW(KSx). (rn)
March 6, 2018 11 Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
March 6, 2018 10 NOTICE OF DEFICIENCIES in Request to Issue Summons RE: Summons Request 3 . The following error(s) was found: The caption of the summons must match the caption of the complaint verbatim. If the caption is too large to fit in the space provided, enter the name of the first party and then write see attached.Next, attach a face page of the complaint or a second page addendum to the Summons. The summons cannot be issued until this defect has been corrected. Please correct the defect and re-file your request. (ghap)
March 6, 2018 9 NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (ghap)
March 6, 2018 8 NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Dolly M. Gee and Magistrate Judge Karen L. Stevenson. (ghap)
March 6, 2018 7 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION Regarding a Patent or a Trademark (Initial Notification) filed by BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
March 6, 2018 6 NOTICE of Related Case(s) filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Notice of Pendency of Other Actions or Proceedings) (Asperger, James)
March 6, 2018 5 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited (Asperger, James)
March 6, 2018 4 NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited, (Asperger, James)
March 6, 2018 3 Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
March 6, 2018 2 CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Asperger, James)
March 6, 2018 1 COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-21360760 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff BlackBerry Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J) (Attorney James R Asperger added to party BlackBerry Limited(pty:pla))(Asperger, James)

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