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

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against BlackBerry alleging patent infringement over several patents related to voice messaging. Earlier this year, Blackberry filed a lawsuit against Facebook over voice messaging software, as well.

Plaintiff: Facebook, Inc.
Defendant: BlackBerry Corporation and BlackBerry Limited
Case Number: 4:2018cv05434
Filed: September 4, 2018
Court: California Northern District Court
Office: San Francisco Office
Presiding Judge: Jeffrey S White
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause of Action: 35:271
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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 15, 2018 23 NOTICE Withdrawing Edward R. McGah, Jr. as Counsel of Record in this Action by BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited. (Kapgan, Yury) (Filed on 11/15/2018) Modified on 11/16/2018 (cjlS, COURT STAFF).
November 13, 2018 22 NOTICE designating James R. Asperger as their lead counsel in this action by BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited. (Kapgan, Yury) (Filed on 11/13/2018) Modified on 11/14/2018 (cjlS, COURT STAFF).
November 12, 2018 21 Certificate of Interested Entities by BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited (Kapgan, Yury) (Filed on 11/12/2018)
November 12, 2018 20 Rule 7.1 Disclosures by BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited (Kapgan, Yury) (Filed on 11/12/2018)
November 12, 2018 19 ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand , COUNTERCLAIM against Facebook, Inc. byBlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited. (Kapgan, Yury) (Filed on 11/12/2018)
September 25, 2018 18 STIPULATION to Extend Defendants' Time to Respond to Plaintiff's Complaint filed by Facebook, Inc., BlackBerry Limited, Blackberry Corporation. (Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/25/2018) Modified on 9/26/2018 (cjlS, COURT STAFF).
September 25, 2018 17 NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin Sung-Ping Lin as Counsel for Plaintiff Facebook, Inc. (Lin, Benjamin) (Filed on 9/25/2018)
September 24, 2018 16 NOTICE of Appearance by Mark Anthony Zambarda (Zambarda, Mark) (Filed on 9/24/2018)
September 21, 2018 15 NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew David Caplan (Caplan, Matthew) (Filed on 9/21/2018)
September 19, 2018 14 Featured Case ORDER SETTING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AND REQUIRING JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE STATEMENT. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 9/19/18. Joint Case Management Statement due by 12/7/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 12/14/2018 11:00 AM in Oakland, Courtroom 5, 2nd Floor. (jjoS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2018)
September 18, 2018 13 Featured Case ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Jeffrey S. White for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte no longer assigned to the case. This case is assigned to a judge who participates in the Cameras in the Courtroom Pilot Project. See General Order 65 and http://cand.uscourts.gov/cameras. Signed by the Executive Committee on 9/18/18. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Eligibility for Video Recording)(srnS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/18/2018)
September 17, 2018 12 CLERK'S NOTICE OF IMPENDING REASSIGNMENT TO A U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: The Clerk of this Court will now randomly reassign this case to a District Judge because a party has not consented to the jurisdiction of a Magistrate Judge. You will be informed by separate notice of the district judge to whom this case is reassigned. ALL HEARING DATES PRESENTLY SCHEDULED BEFORE THE CURRENT MAGISTRATE JUDGE ARE VACATED AND SHOULD BE RE-NOTICED FOR HEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE TO WHOM THIS CASE IS REASSIGNED. This is a text only docket entry; there is no document associated with this notice. (shyS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/17/2018)
September 17, 2018 11 CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Facebook, Inc... (Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/17/2018)
September 5, 2018 10 Refund Status re #7 Application for Refund APPROVED. (rghS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/5/2018)
September 5, 2018 9 Summons Issued as to BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/5/2018)
September 5, 2018 8 Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 11/27/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 12/4/2018 10:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom E, 15th Floor. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/5/2018)
September 5, 2018 7 Application for Refund, Receipt Number 26C1SQ8A by Facebook, Inc.. (Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/5/2018)
September 4, 2018 6 Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 9/18/2018. (bwS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/4/2018)
September 4, 2018 5 Certificate of Interested Entities by Facebook, Inc. (Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/4/2018)
September 4, 2018 4 Rule 7.1 Disclosures by Facebook, Inc. (Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/4/2018)
September 4, 2018 3 REPORT on the filing or determination of an action regarding Patent Infringement (cc: form mailed to register). (Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/4/2018)
September 4, 2018 2 Proposed Summons. (Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/4/2018)
September 4, 2018 1 COMPLAINT for Patent Infringement against BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12650708.). Filed byFacebook, Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A, #2 Exhibit B, #3 Exhibit C, #4 Exhibit D, #5 Exhibit E, #6 Exhibit F, #7 Civil Cover Sheet)(Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/4/2018)
September 4, 2018 1 COMPLAINT for Patent Infringement against BlackBerry Corporation, BlackBerry Limited ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-12650708.). Filed byFacebook, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet)(Keefe, Heidi) (Filed on 9/4/2018)

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Plaintiff: Facebook, Inc.
Represented By: Heidi Lyn Keefe
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