Case Details

CourtCentral District of California
Docket number2:11-cv-00367
Date case filed2011-01-12
Date case closed2012-08-30
Date of latest filing
Assigned toJudge Gary A. Feess
Case cause35:271 Patent Infringement
Nature of suit830 Patent
Jury demandBoth
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited
Party type: Plaintiff
a British Virigin Islands company
Attorney name: John E Peterson
Attorney Contact:
Perkins Coie LLP
1888 Century Park East Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721
310-788-3346
Fax: 310-788-3399
Email: [email protected]
TERMINATED: 06/24/2011

Attorney name: Lara J Dueppen
Attorney Contact:
Perkins Coie LLP
1888 Century Park East, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721
310-788-3349
Fax: 310 788 3399
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Lauren C Sliger
Attorney Contact:
Perkins Coie LLP
1888 Century Park East Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721
310-788-9900
Fax: 310-788-3399
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Michael Jonathan Wise
Attorney Contact:
Perkins Coie LLP
1888 Century Park East Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721
310-788-3310
Fax: 310-788-3399
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Sunita Bali
Attorney Contact:
Perkins Coie LLP
1888 Century Park East Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721
310-788-9900
Fax: 310-788-3399
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Smoking Everywhere, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
a Florida corporation
Party: Instead, LLC
Party type: Defendant
a Nevada limited liability company
Party: Blec, LLC
Party type: Defendant
a Nevada limited liability company
TERMINATED: 05/01/2012
Attorney name: A Brooks Gresham
Attorney Contact:
McGuireWoods LLP
1800 Century Park East 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-315-8200
Fax: 310-315-8210
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Karen L Carroll
Attorney Contact:
McGuireWoods LLP
77 West Wacker Drive Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601
312-750-7645
Fax: 312-698-4549
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Mark L Varboncouer
Attorney Contact:
McGuireWoods LLP
77 West Wacker Drive Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601
312-750-8607
Fax: 312-698-4529
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Susan L Germaise
Attorney Contact:
McGuire Woods LLP
1800 Century Park East 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
310-315-8239
Fax: 310-956-3139
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Sottera Inc
Party type: Defendant
a Nevada corporation
TERMINATED: 05/01/2012
Attorney name: Kenneth M Motolenich-Salas
Attorney Contact:
Weiss and Moy PC
4204 North Brown Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-8888
Fax: 480-947-2663
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jeffrey L Weiss
Attorney Contact:
Weiss and Moy PC
8383 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 510
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2406
323-653-3900
Fax: 323-653-3021
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Sottera Inc
Party type: Counter Claimant
a Nevada corporation
TERMINATED: 05/01/2012
Attorney name: Kenneth M Motolenich-Salas
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jeffrey L Weiss
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited
Party type: Counter Defendant
a British Virigin Islands company
TERMINATED: 05/01/2012
Attorney name: John E Peterson
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 06/24/2011

Attorney name: Lauren C Sliger
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Michael Jonathan Wise
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
Item
Date FiledDocument
Available
Short
Description
Long Description
12011-01-12 COMPLAINT against Defendants Blec, LLC, Instead, LLC, Smoking Everywhere, Inc. Case assigned to Judge Gary A. Feess for all further proceedings. Discovery referred to Magistrate Judge Frederick F. Mumm. (Filing fee $ 350 PAID.) Jury Demanded., filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (et) (ds). (Entered: 01/13/2011)
22011-01-12 CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (et) (ds). (Entered: 01/13/2011)
32011-01-12 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION Regarding a Patent or a Trademark (Initial Notification) filed by Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (et) (Entered: 01/13/2011)
42011-01-12 NOTICE TO PARTIES OF ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 01/13/2011)
52011-01-26 FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against Defendants Blec, LLC, Instead, LLC, Smoking Everywhere, Inc., Sottera Inc amending Complaint - (Discovery), Complaint - (Discovery) 1 ,filed by plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited (bp) (Entered: 01/28/2011)
62011-05-10 NOTICE OF DISCREPANCY AND ORDER: by Judge Gary A. Feess, ORDERING Second Amended Complaint submitted by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited received on 5/5/11 is not to be filed but instead rejected. Denial based on: No order on docket approving 2nd Amended Complaint. (bp) (Entered: 05/11/2011)
72011-05-16 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, upon Defendant Sottera Inc served on 5/9/2011, answer due 5/30/2011. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Rosie Baker, Person Authorized in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by personal service. Original Summons NOT returned. (First Amended Complaint) (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 05/16/2011)
82011-05-16 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, upon Defendant Instead, LLC served on 5/9/2011, answer due 5/30/2011. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Courtney Young, Registered Agent in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by personal service. Original Summons NOT returned. (First Amended Complaint) (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 05/16/2011)
92011-05-18 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, upon Defendant Blec, LLC served on 5/9/2011, answer due 5/30/2011. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Misty Gousch, Person Authorized in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by personal service. Original Summons NOT returned. First Amended Complaint (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 05/18/2011)
102011-05-19 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, upon Defendant Smoking Everywhere, Inc. served on 5/9/2011, answer due 5/30/2011. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Jennifer Curcie, Person Authorized in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by personal service. Original Summons NOT returned. First Amended Complaint (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 05/19/2011)
112011-05-25 First STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to Sottera Inc answer now due 6/7/2011, filed by Defendant Sottera Inc.(Weiss, Jeffrey) (Entered: 05/25/2011)
122011-05-31 STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to Blec, LLC answer now due 6/30/2011, filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited.(Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 05/31/2011)
152011-06-08 NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: MOTION to Dismiss Case Defendant Sottera, Inc's Notice of Motion and Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint (DOC.05) pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) MOTION to Dismiss Case Defendant Sottera, Inc's Notice of Motion and Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint (DOC.05) pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) 13 . The following error(s) was found: Local Rule 7.1-1 No Certification of Interested Parties and or no copies. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (bp) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
162011-06-08 REQUEST for Clerk to Enter Default against Defendant Smoking Everywhere, Inc. filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michael J. Wise in Support of Request for Default)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
172011-06-08 REQUEST for Clerk to Enter Default against Defendant Instead, LLC filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michael J. Wise in Support of Request to Enter Default)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 06/08/2011)
182011-06-09 DEFAULT BY CLERK ENTERED as to *Defendants Instead, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, Smoking Everywhere, Inc. a Florida corporation* (bp) (Entered: 06/09/2011)
192011-06-10 Certification and Notice of Interested Parties filed by Defendant Sottera Inc, (Weiss, Jeffrey) (Entered: 06/10/2011)
202011-06-15 Joint STIPULATION File Dockets 13 and 14 Under Seal filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Granting Joint Application to Seal Documents)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 06/15/2011)
212011-06-16 ORDER GRANTING JOINT APPLICATION TO REMOVE FROM THE PUBLIC DOCKET AND PLACE UNDER SEAL (1) SOTTERA'S MOTION TO DISMISS [DKT.13]; AND (2) DECLARATION IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO DISMISS [DKT.14] by Judge Gary A. Feess, (bp) (Entered: 06/16/2011)
222011-06-23 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION of Plaintiff Ruyan to Withdraw as Attorney John E. Peterson filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 06/23/2011)
232011-06-27 NOTICE of Manual Filing filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited of Opposition to Motion to Dismiss. (Wise, Michael) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
242011-06-24 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 22 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney John E Peterson terminated (rrey) (Entered: 06/27/2011)
252011-06-29 STIPULATION Extending Time to Answer the complaint as to Blec, LLC answer now due 7/29/2011, re Amended Complaint 5 filed by defendant Blec, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Germaise, Susan) (Entered: 06/29/2011)
262011-06-27 APPLICATION to File Under Seal Ruyan's Opposition to Sottera's Motion to Dismiss.Filed by plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. Lodged proposed order. (rrey) (Entered: 06/30/2011)
272011-07-01 First NOTICE of Manual Filing filed by Defendant Sottera Inc of Defendant Sottera's Reply to Runyan Investment (Holdings) Ltd.'s Response to Sottera's Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint. (Weiss, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/01/2011)
282011-07-01 First NOTICE of Manual Filing filed by Defendant Sottera Inc of Sottera's Reply in Response to Opposition to Sottera's Motion to Dismiss; Application to Seal Document and Proposed Order re Application to Seal Document. (Weiss, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/01/2011)
292011-07-05 ORDER RE STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME FOR BLEC, LLC TO ANSWER RUYAN'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by Judge Gary A. Feess (bp) (Entered: 07/06/2011)
302011-07-01 APPLICATION to Seal Document filed by defendant Sottera Inc. Lodged Proposed Order. (bp) (Entered: 07/06/2011)
312011-07-07 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER RE: EX PARTE APPLICATIONS TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL by Judge Gary A. Feess: The hearing on Sottera's motion currently scheduled for July 18, 2011, is hereby CONTINUED to August 1, 2011. (bp) (Entered: 07/08/2011)
322011-07-18 STIPULATION to Reschedule Hearing Date for Motion to Dismiss filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 07/18/2011)
332011-07-19 ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION TO ADJUDGE DATE FOR HEARING ON SOTTERA'S MOTION TO DISMISS by Judge Gary A. Feess. The hearing date for the motion to dismiss is moved from August 1, 2011 to August 29, 2011. (bp) (Entered: 07/20/2011)
342011-07-22 Joint Application to File Under Seal Unredacted Copies filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited re: Order on Application to Seal (document), Order on Application to Seal (document) 31 (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 07/22/2011)
352011-07-28 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Gary A. Feess: DENYING Application to file documents under seal, 34 . (rrey) (Entered: 07/28/2011)
362011-07-29 ANSWER to Amended Complaint 5 JURY DEMAND. filed by defendant Blec, LLC.(Germaise, Susan) (Entered: 07/29/2011)
372011-07-29 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Defendant Blec, LLC (Germaise, Susan) (Entered: 07/29/2011)
382011-08-02 APPLICATION for attorney Mark Varboncouer to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $275 receipt number 0973-9025727 paid.) filed by defendant Blec, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Good Standing, # 2 Proposed Order)(Germaise, Susan) (Entered: 08/02/2011)
392011-08-05 Joint Stipulation filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited re: Minutes of In Chambers Order/Directive - no proceeding held 35 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 08/05/2011)
402011-08-05 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 38 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Mark Varboncouer on behalf of Defendant BLEC, LLC, designating Susan L. Germaise as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 08/08/2011)
412011-08-22 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER RE: DEFENDANT SOTTERA, INC.'S MOTION TO DISMISS by Judge Gary A. Feess: Sottera has not established that Ruyan's claims are barred by the doctrine of res judicata or by the parties' agreement settling earlier litigation. Sottera's motion to dismiss is accordingly DENIED.denying 13 Motion to Dismiss Case (bp) (Entered: 08/23/2011)
422011-09-06 ***DOCUMENT STRICKEN PER 9/9/2011 ORDER*** ANSWER to Amended Complaint 5 and Counterclaim filed by Defendant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Weiss, Jeffrey) Modified on 9/9/2011 (csi). (Entered: 09/06/2011)
432011-09-08 NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Answer to Complaint (Discovery) 42 . The following error(s) was found: Other error(s) with document(s) are specified below. Other error(s) with document(s): Pursuant to G.O. 10-07, initiating documents such as Counterclaims are to first be manually filed, then a conformed PDF version is to be e-mailed to civil intake. In response to this notice the court may order (1) an amended or correct document to be filed (2) the document stricken or (3) take other action as the court deems appropriate. You need not take any action in response to this notice unless and until the court directs you to do so. (bp) (Entered: 09/08/2011)
442011-09-09 ORDER in Response to Notice of Filer Deficiency 43 by Judge Gary A. Feess. In accordance with the Notice to Filer of Deficiencies in Electronically Filed Documents regarding Answer to Complaint/Counterclaim (Discovery) 42 , IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the document is STRICKEN and counsel is ORDERED to file an amended or corrected document by 9/14/2011. Pursuant to GO 10-07, initiating documents such as Counterclaims are to first be manually filed, then a conformed PDF version is to be emailed to civil intake. (csi) (Entered: 09/09/2011)
452011-09-15 NOTICE OF DOCUMENT DISCREPANCIES AND ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess ORDERING Defendant Sottera's Answer to FAC and Counterclaim submitted by Defendant Sottera Inc received on 9/15/11 to be filed and processed; filed date to be the date the document was stamped Received but not Filed with the Clerk. (bp) (Entered: 09/16/2011)
462011-09-15 ANSWER to First Amended Complaint 5 , COUNTERCLAIM against Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited filed by defendant Sottera Inc.(bp) (Entered: 09/16/2011)
472011-09-20 First APPLICATION for attorney Kenneth M. Motolenich-Salas to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $275 receipt number 0973-9245705 paid.) filed by Defendant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing for K. Motolenich-Salas)(Weiss, Jeffrey) (Entered: 09/20/2011)
482011-09-22 ORDER REGARDING RULE 26(f) CONFERENCE AND JOINT REPORT by Judge Gary A. Feess. Scheduling Conference set for 1/9/2012 01:30 PM. (bp) (Entered: 09/22/2011)
492011-09-23 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 47 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Kenneth M. Motolenich-Salas on behalf of Defendant Sottera, Inc., designating Jeffrey Weiss as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 09/26/2011)
502011-10-06 STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Ruyan's Response to Sottera's Answer to First Amended Complaint and Counterclaim as to Answer to Complaint (Discovery), Counterclaim 46 filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 10/06/2011)
512011-10-07 ORDER granting Stipulation for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply, 50 , counter-defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited answer due 10/21/2011 by Judge Gary A. Feess (rrey) (Entered: 10/07/2011)
522011-10-21 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Dismiss Counterclaim and Affirmative Defense of Defendant Sottera filed by Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. Motion set for hearing on 11/21/2011 at 09:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Lauren Sliger, # 2 Proposed Order)(Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 10/21/2011)
532011-10-31 OPPOSITION to MOTION to Dismiss Counterclaim and Affirmative Defense of Defendant Sottera 52 filed by Counter Claimant Sottera Inc. (Weiss, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/31/2011)
542011-11-07 REPLY MOTION to Dismiss Counterclaim and Affirmative Defense of Defendant Sottera 52 filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 11/07/2011)
552011-11-18 MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER RE: PLAINTIFF'S MOTIONS TO DISMISS DEFENDANT SOTTERA'S COUNTERCLAIM TO STRIKE by Judge Gary A. Feess: Sottera's Counterclaim is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Ruyan's Motion to Strike Paragraph 24 of Sottera's Counterclaim is DENIED as moot. Ruyan's Motion to Strike Pargraph 8 of Sottera's Answer is GRANTED. (bp) (Entered: 11/18/2011)
562011-12-12 APPLICATION for attorney Karen L. Carroll to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973-9638798 paid.) filed by defendant Blec, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Gresham, A) (Entered: 12/12/2011)
572011-12-12 Proposed Order re: APPLICATION for attorney Karen L. Carroll to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973-9638798 paid.) 56 (Gresham, A) (Entered: 12/12/2011)
582011-12-13 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 56 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Karen L. Carroll on behalf of Defendant BLEC, LLC, designating A. Brooks Gresham as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 12/14/2011)
592011-12-22 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Lara J Dueppen on behalf of Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited (Dueppen, Lara) (Entered: 12/22/2011)
602011-12-22 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Sunita Bali on behalf of Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited (Bali, Sunita) (Entered: 12/22/2011)
612011-12-30 JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ; estimated length of trial 5-8 days, filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited.. (Wise, Michael) (Entered: 12/30/2011)
622012-01-04 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS RE: SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Gary A. Feess: The Court, on its own motion, continues the time for the Scheduling Conference set Monday, January 9, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (bp) (Entered: 01/04/2012)
632012-01-09 MINUTES OF Scheduling Conference held before Judge Gary A. FeessCourt Reporter: Lisa Gonzalez. (bp) (Entered: 01/13/2012)
642012-01-23 JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan SUPPLEMENTAL ; estimated length of trial 5-8 Days, filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited.. (Wise, Michael) (Entered: 01/23/2012)
652012-02-06 SCHEDULING AND CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: Discovery cut-off 3/22/2013., Last day for hearing on Motions 4/8/2013., Hearing on Motions in Limine 6/17/2013., Proposed Pretrial Order due by 5/6/2013., Last date to conduct settlement conference is 4/19/2013., Jury Trial set for 6/25/2013 08:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess., Pretrial Conference set for 5/20/2012 03:30 PM before Judge Gary A. Feess.) (bp) (Entered: 02/08/2012)
662012-02-10 BRIEF filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. Letter Brief Requesting Entry of Proposed Protective Order (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 02/10/2012)
672012-02-21 PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Frederick F. Mumm: NOTE CHANGES MADE BY COURT: (See attached) (jm) (Entered: 02/21/2012)
682012-04-30 First STIPULATION to Dismiss Defendant Sottera Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited filed by Defendant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Motolenich-Salas, Kenneth) (Entered: 04/30/2012)
692012-04-30 Joint STIPULATION to Dismiss defendant Blec, LLC filed by defendant Blec, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Germaise, Susan) (Entered: 04/30/2012)
702012-05-01 IT IS ORDERED that all claims between Ruyan Investment (Holdings) Limited and Sottera, Inc. (Case No. CV11-367-GAF(FFMx) are dismissed without prejudice, with each party to bear its respective costs and attorney's fees by Judge Gary A. Feess. (bp) (Entered: 05/02/2012)
712012-05-01 ORDER ON JOINT STIPULATION TO DISMISS WITHOUT PREJUDICE ALL CLAIMS BETWEEN RUYAN INVESTMENT (HOLDINGS) LIMITED AND BLEC, LLC by Judge Gary A. Feess. All cliams between Ruyan Investment (Holdings) Limited and BLEC, LLC are hereby dimsissed without prejudice. (bp) (Entered: 05/02/2012)
722012-08-09 REQUEST for Default Judgment against Defendant Smoking Everywhere and Permanent Injunction Against Defendant Smoking Everywhere filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. Request set for hearing on 9/10/2012 at 09:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michael J. Wise, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Proposed Order Granting Default Judgment and Permanent Injunction Against Defendant Smoking Everywhere)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 08/09/2012)
732012-08-09 REQUEST for Default Judgment against Defendant Instead and Permanent Injunction Against Defendant Instead filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. Request set for hearing on 9/10/2012 at 09:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Michael J. Wise, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Proposed Order Granting Default Judgment and Permanent Injunction Against Defendant Instead)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 08/09/2012)
742012-08-27 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS Re: Case Management by Judge Gary A. Feess. Markman scheduled for 8/30/2012 at 9:30 am is VACATED and will be reset to a different date. The application to allow counsel to bring equipment into the Courtroom is DENIED at this time. Court lists pending Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited lawsuits. Ruyan is ORDERED to prepare and submit to the Court a proposed approach to case management that identifies issues common to all cases and that will allow for these common issues to be resolved in a single proceeding for all lawsuits and eliminate the need for multiple Markman hearings. The case management report is due no later than 9/7/2012. The Motion to Transfer and set aside default in CV 12-5466 set for 9/10/2012 is VACATED. The Motion to Set Aside Default in CV 12-5482 set for 9/10/2012 is VACATED. The hearing on the Motion for Default Judgment and Permanent Injunction in CV 11-367 set for 9/10/2012 will remain on calendar. The hearing on the Motion for Default Judgment and Permanent Injunction in CV 11-6268 set for 9/10/2012 will remain on calendar. (csi) (Entered: 08/27/2012)
752012-08-27 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS ORDER RE: PLAINTIFF'S APPLICATION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT by Judge Gary A. Feess: Plaintiff's application for default judgment may not be granted unless this information is set forth in a declaration. If Plaintiff seeks further consideration of its application, it must file no later than Thursday, August 30, 2012 a declaration meeting the requirements of Local Rule 55-1. (bp) (Entered: 08/28/2012)
762012-08-29 DECLARATION of Lauren Sliger in Support of REQUEST for Default Judgment against Defendant Smoking Everywhere and Permanent Injunction Against Defendant Smoking Everywhere 72 filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 08/29/2012)
772012-08-29 DECLARATION of Lauren Sliger In Support of REQUEST for Default Judgment against Defendant Instead and Permanent Injunction Against Defendant Instead 73 filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 08/29/2012)
782012-08-30 ORDER GRANTING DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST DEFENDANT SMOKING EVERYWHERE by Judge Gary A. Feess: Defendant Smoking Everywhere, Inc. ("Smoking Everywhere") has infringed United States Patent No. 7,832,410. 72 (bp) (Entered: 08/31/2012)
792012-08-30 ORDER GRANTING DEFAULT JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT INJUNCTION AGAINST DEFENDANT INSTEAD by Judge Gary A. Feess: Defendant Instead, LLC ("Instead") has infringed United States Patent No.7,832,410. 73 (bp) (Entered: 08/31/2012)
802012-08-30 MEMORANDUM & ORDER REGARDING MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT by Judge Gary A. Feess. Plaintiff's application for default judgment is GRANTED. Defendants are ENJOINED as set forth above. ( MD JS-6. Case Terminated ) (bp) (Entered: 08/31/2012)
812012-08-31 REPORT ON THE DETERMINATION OF AN ACTION Regarding a Patent or Trademark. (Closing) (Attachments: # 1 judgment) (bp) (Entered: 08/31/2012)