Case Details

CourtCentral District of California
Docket number2:12-cv-05454
Date case filed2012-06-22
Date case closed2013-02-28
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: Counter Defendant
a British Virgins Islands company
Attorney name: Lara J Dueppen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Lauren C Sliger
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 06/18/2014

Attorney name: Michael Jonathan Wise
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Sottera Inc
Party type: Counter Claimant
a Nevada corporation
Attorney name: Dean G Dunlavey
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Perry J Viscounty
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Ryan R Owens
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Ariel G Rakover
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/24/2013 PRO HAC VICE

Attorney name: Brent Kevin Yamashita
Attorney Contact:
DLA Piper LLP US
2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2215
650-833-2000
Fax: 650-833-2001
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Craig J DeRecat
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/24/2013

Attorney name: Gerson S Panitch
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/24/2013 PRO HAC VICE

Attorney name: Jason W Melvin
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/24/2013 PRO HAC VICE

Attorney name: Jeffrey L Weiss
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: John Allcock
Attorney Contact:
DLA Piper LLP US
401 B Street, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101-4240
619-699-2700
Fax: 619-699-2701
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Parmanand K Sharma
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/24/2013 PRO HAC VICE

Attorney name: Richard T Mulloy
Attorney Contact:
DLA Piper LLP US
401 B Street, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101-4297
619-699-2700
Fax: 619-699-2701
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Seth Reagan
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/24/2013

Attorney name: Shari Mulrooney Wollman
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 07/24/2013
Party: LOEC Inc.
Party type: Counter Claimant
a Delaware corporation
Attorney name: Allan Gabriel
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Charles H Abbott
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 06/20/2013

Attorney name: Laura E Coombe
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 06/20/2013

Attorney name: Steven McMahon Zeller
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Vivian S Lee
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/06/2014
Party: CB Distributors Inc.
Party type: Defendant
an Illinois corporation
Attorney name: Nicole M Smith
Attorney Contact:
Morrison and Foerster LLP
707 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 6000
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3543
213-892-5200
Fax: 213-892-5454
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: DR Distributors LLC
Party type: Defendant
an Illinois limited liability company doing business as 21st Century Smoke LLC
Attorney name: Nicole M Smith
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Safe Cig LLC
Party type: Counter Claimant
The, a California limited liability company
Attorney name: Andre Jon St Laurent
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Finiti Branding Group LLC
Party type: Counter Claimant
an Illinois limited liability company
Attorney name: Joel T Beres
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Heather J Hubbard
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 02/02/2015 PRO HAC VICE

Attorney name: John B Stephens
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Laura P Merritt
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 02/20/2015 PRO HAC VICE

Attorney name: Paul L Gale
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Siavash Daniel Rashtian
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Spark Industries LLC
Party type: Defendant
a California limited liability company
TERMINATED: 01/27/2016
Attorney name: Michael A DiNardo
Attorney Contact:
Kelly & Kelley LLP
6320 Canoga Ave Suite 1650
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818-347-7900
Fax: 818-340-2859
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Logic Technology Developement LLC
Party type: Defendant
a New Jersey limited liability company
Attorney name: John A O'Malley
Attorney Contact:
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
555 South Flower Street 41st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-892-9227
Fax: 213-892-9494
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Victor De Gyarfas
Attorney Contact:
Foley and Lardner LLP
555 South Flower Street Suite 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-972-4500
Fax: 213-486-0065
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Vapor Corp
Party type: Defendant
a Nevada corporation
Attorney name: Iman Reza
Attorney Contact:
Cummins and White LLP
2424 SE Bristol Street Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660-0757
949-852-1800
Fax: 949-852-8510
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Kevin Monroe Bell
Attorney Contact:
Patton Boggs LLP
2550 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-457-6000
Fax: 202-457-6315
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Lacy Kolo , PhD
Attorney Contact:
Patton Boggs LLP
2550 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-457-6000
Fax: 202-457-6315
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Richard J Oparil
Attorney Contact:
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.
1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
202-517-1888
Fax: 202-517-6322
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Scott A M Chambers , PhD
Attorney Contact:
PORZIO, BROMBERG & NEWMAN, P.C.
1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036-6802
202.517.6324
Fax: 202.517.6322
Email: [email protected]
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Nicotek LLC
Party type: Counter Claimant
a Colorado limited liability
Attorney name: Joel D Sayres
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Michelle E Armond
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Nina Y Wang
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 02/02/2015
Party: LOEC Inc.
Party type: Counter Claimant
a Delaware corporation
Attorney name: Charles H Abbott
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Laura E Coombe
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Safe Cig LLC
Party type: Counter Claimant
The, a California limited liability company
Attorney name: Andre Jon St Laurent
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Finiti Branding Group LLC
Party type: Counter Claimant
an Illinois limited liability company
Attorney name: Heather J Hubbard
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Laura P Merritt
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Paul L Gale
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Siavash Daniel Rashtian
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Nicotek LLC
Party type: Counter Claimant
a Colorado limited liability
Attorney name: Joel D Sayres
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Michelle E Armond
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Nina Y Wang
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Sottera Inc
Party type: Counter Claimant
a Nevada corporation
Attorney name: Ariel G Rakover
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Craig J DeRecat
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Gerson S Panitch
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Jason W Melvin
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

Attorney name: Parmanand Sharma
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
PRO HAC VICE ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Shari Mulrooney Wollman
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited
Party type: Counter Defendant
a British Virgins Islands company
Attorney name: Lara J Dueppen
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

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
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Short
Description
Long Description
12012-06-22 COMPLAINT against Defendant Sottera Inc. Case assigned to Judge Dolly M. Gee 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) (mg). (Entered: 06/25/2012)
22012-06-22 CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, identifying Other Affiliate SBT Investment Holdings Limited, Other Affiliate Best Partners Worldwide Limited, Other Affiliate Dragonite International Limited for Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (et) (mg). (Entered: 06/25/2012)
32012-06-22 NOTICE of Related Case(s) filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. Related Case(s): CV 11-0367 GAF (FFMx); CV 11-6268 GAF (FFMx). (et) (mg). (Entered: 06/25/2012)
42012-06-22 REPORT ON THE FILING OF AN ACTION Regarding a Patent or a Trademark (Initial Notification) filed by Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (et) (Entered: 06/25/2012)
52012-06-22 NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (et) (Entered: 06/25/2012)
62012-06-26 INITIAL STANDING ORDER upon filing of the complaint by Judge Dolly M. Gee. (im) (Entered: 06/26/2012)
72012-07-05 ORDER RE TRANSFER PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 08-05 -Related Case- filed. Related Case No: CV 11-00367 GAF(FFMx). Case transferred from Judge Dolly M. Gee to Judge Gary A. Feess for all further proceedings. The case number will now reflect the initials of the transferee Judge CV 12-05454 GAF(FFMx).Signed by Judge Gary A. Feess (rn) (Entered: 07/05/2012)
82012-07-11 PROOF OF SERVICE Executed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, upon Defendant Sottera Inc served on 6/27/2012, answer due 7/18/2012. Service of the Summons and Complaint were executed upon Mike Jibben, Process Specialist in compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by service on a domestic corporation, unincorporated association, or public entity. Original Summons NOT returned. (Wise, Michael) (Entered: 07/11/2012)
92012-07-18 ANSWER to Complaint - (Discovery), 1 with JURY DEMAND, COUNTERCLAIM against Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited filed by Defendant Sottera Inc.(bp) (bp). (Entered: 07/18/2012)
102012-07-18 CERTIFICATION of Interested Parties filed by Defendant Sottera Inc, (bp) (Entered: 07/18/2012)
112012-07-19 ORDER REGARDING RULE 26(f) SCHEDULING CONFERENCE AND JOINT REPORT by Judge Gary A. Feess. Scheduling Conference set for 11/19/2012 at 1:30 PM before Judge Gary A. Feess. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix) (rfi) (Entered: 07/19/2012)
122012-07-26 NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney Jeffrey L Weiss counsel for Counter Claimant Sottera Inc, Defendant Sottera Inc. Changing address to 8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 510, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211-2406. Changing phone and fax to P: (323) 653-3900; F: (323) 653-3021. Filed by Defendant/Counterclaimant Sottera, Inc. (Weiss, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/26/2012)
132012-08-06 ANSWER to Answer to Complaint (Discovery), Counterclaim 9 filed by Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited.(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 08/06/2012)
142012-10-24 STIPULATION to Continue Scheduling Conference from November 19, 2012 to December 10, 2012 Re: Initial Order Setting R26 Scheduling Conference 11 filed by Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 10/24/2012)
152012-10-26 ORDER ON STIPULATION TO CONTINUE RULE 26(f) SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Gary A. Feess, re Stipulation to Continue 14 : The Court having reviewed the stipulation of the parties and good cause appearing therefor, the Court hereby orders that the Rule 26(f) scheduling conference in this case is rescheduled from November 19, 2012 to December 10, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. (bm) (Entered: 10/29/2012)
162012-12-03 JOINT REPORT Rule 26(f) Discovery Plan ; estimated length of trial 5-8 days, filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, Counter Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited.. (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 12/03/2012)
172012-12-04 APPLICATION for attorney Gerson S. Panitch to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973-11339722 paid.) filed by Defendant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order On Application of Non-Resident Attorney to Appear in a Specific Case)(Petrossian, Emil) (Entered: 12/04/2012)
182012-12-05 SCHEDULING NOTICE by Judge Gary A. Feess. The Court VACATES the Scheduling Conferece set in this matter for Monday, December 10, 2012. The Court will conduct a Status Conference, in all of the related Ruyan matters on 12/19/2012 at 9:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(rfi) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 12/05/2012)
192012-12-05 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 17 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Gerson S. Panitch on behalf of Defendant Sottera, Inc., designating Craig J. de Recat as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 12/05/2012)
202012-12-05 APPLICATION for attorney Jason W. Melvin to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973-11350658 paid.) filed by Defendant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeRecat, Craig) (Entered: 12/05/2012)
212012-12-05 APPLICATION for attorney Ariel G. Rakover to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973-11351167 paid.) filed by Defendant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeRecat, Craig) (Entered: 12/05/2012)
222012-12-06 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 21 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Ariel G. Rakover on behalf of Defendant, designating Craig J. de Recat as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 12/07/2012)
232012-12-06 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 20 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Jason W. Melvin on behalf of Defendant, designating Craig J. de Recat as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 12/07/2012)
242012-12-13 NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney Seth Reagan counsel for Defendant Sottera Inc. Adding Seth Reagan as attorney as counsel of record for Defendant Sottera, Inc. for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice. Filed by Defendant Sottera, Inc. (Reagan, Seth) (Entered: 12/13/2012)
252012-12-14 APPLICATION for attorney Parmanand K. Sharma to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973-11396406 paid.) filed by Defendant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(DeRecat, Craig) (Entered: 12/14/2012)
262012-12-19 MINUTES OF Status Conference held before Judge Gary A. Feess: The Court ORDERS that the 410 Patent case (CV11-6268 GAF) will proceed as previously scheduled. The Court further ORDERS that the 944 Patent cases are to be consolidated for discovery purposes. The lead action will be CV12-5454 GAF-Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited v. Sottera Inc. The parties are ordered to file all further documents in the CV12-5454 GAF action. All other cases, CV12-5455 GAF(FFMx), CV12-5456 GAF (FFMx), CV12-5462 GAF (FFMx), CV12-5466 GAF(FFMx), CV12-5468 GAF(FFMx), CV12-5472 GAF(FFMx), CV12-5477 GAF(FFMx), CV12-5482 GAF(FFMx) will be administratively closed until further ORDER of this court. The Court will issue a further ORDER regarding the matters discussed in Court and on the record. The Court will hear the Motion to Stay on January 14, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Court Reporter: Pat Cuneo.Court Reporter: Pat Cuneo. (bp) (Entered: 12/21/2012)
272012-12-21 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 25 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Parmanand Sharma on behalf of Defendant, designating Craig J. de Recat as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 12/21/2012)
282013-01-03 ORDER REGARDING RULE 26(f) SCHEDULING CONFERENCE ANDJ OINT REPORT by Judge Gary A. Feess. Scheduling Conference set for 4/22/2013 at 1:30 PM before Judge Gary A. Feess. (rfi) (Entered: 01/03/2013)
292013-01-03 NOTICE OF CLERICAL ERROR REGARDING SCHEDULING NOTICE by Judge Gary A. Feess. The Court VACATES the Scheduling Conference that was set for 4/22/13. As indicated previously, the Court will hear the Motion to Stay on January 14, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(rfi) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 01/03/2013)
302013-01-09 NOTICE of Change of Attorney Information for attorney Shari Mulrooney Wollman counsel for Counter Claimant Sottera Inc, Defendant Sottera Inc. Adding Shari Mulrooney Wollman as attorney as counsel of record for Sottera, Inc. for the reason indicated in the G-06 Notice. Filed by Defendant and Counterclaimant Sottera, Inc. (Wollman, Shari) (Entered: 01/09/2013)
312013-01-09 REQUEST for Leave of Gerson S. Panitch to Appear for Telephonic Appearance filed by Defendant and Counterclaimant Sottera Inc. Request set for hearing on 1/14/2013 at 09:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reagan, Seth) (Entered: 01/09/2013)
322013-01-09 Undersigned Defendants' Request for Briefing Schedule on Issues Related to Pending Motion to Stay Originally Filed in Case No. 12-cv-5468 filed by Defendant LOEC Inc., Counter Claimant LOEC Inc. (Coombe, Laura) (Entered: 01/09/2013)
332013-01-10 NOTICE TO FILER OF DEFICIENCIES in Electronically Filed Documents RE: Miscellaneous Document 32 . The following error(s) was found: Other error(s) with document(s) are specified below. The correct event is: Motions and Related Filings: Requests. 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: 01/10/2013)
342013-01-10 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS by Judge Gary A. Feess: The Court will permit the non-Fin defendants an opportunity to address issues as follows:(1) The currently scheduled hearing on the motion to stay is VACATED; (2) The non-Fin defendants are to prepare a consolidated memorandum of points and authorities, not to exceed 25 pages, setting forth their position with respect to the pending motion to stay and all collateral issues implicated by that motion. The consolidated memorandum is to be filed no later than the close of business on January 28, 2013. (3) Ruyan and Fin may file replies to the memorandum of the non-Fin defendants by the close of business on February 4, 2013. (4) Hearing on the motion to stay and related issues is CONTINUED to February 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. IT IS SO ORDERED. (rfi) (Entered: 01/10/2013)
352013-01-11 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: denying 31 Request for Leave to Appear via telephone. The request is DENIED. (rfi) (Entered: 01/11/2013)
362013-01-15 TRANSCRIPT ORDER as to Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited Court Reporter. Court will contact Lauren Sliger at [email protected] with any questions regarding this order. Transcript portion requested: Other: Status Conference 12/19/12. Transcript preparation will not begin until payment has been satisfied with the court reporter/recorder. (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 01/15/2013)
372013-01-24 TRANSCRIPT for proceedings held on 12/19/12 at 9:44 a.m. Court Reporter: PAT CUNEO, CSR 1600, www.patcuneo.com. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter 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 2/14/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 2/24/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 4/24/2013. (Cuneo, Patricia) (Entered: 01/24/2013)
382013-01-24 NOTICE OF FILING TRANSCRIPT filed for proceedings 12/19/2012 at 9:44 a.m. re Transcript 37 THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(Cuneo, Patricia) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 01/24/2013)
392013-01-28 RESPONSE filed by Defendant LOEC Inc., Counter Claimant LOEC Inc. (Court Ordered Consolidated Response on Issues Related to Pending Motion to Stay Originally Filed in Case No. 12-CV-05468) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Coombe, Laura) (Entered: 01/28/2013)
402013-02-04 REPLY filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC to Response (non-motion), Response (non-motion) 39 (REPLY TO NON-FIN DEFENDANTS' BRIEF REGARDING STAY AND PRIOR ART DISCOVERY) (Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 02/04/2013)
412013-02-04 RESPONSE filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, Counter Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limitedto Response (non-motion), Response (non-motion) 39 to Certain Defendants' Comments re Fin's Motion to Stay (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 02/04/2013)
422013-02-07 NOTICE of Inconsistent Closing of Related Cases filed by Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Wise, Michael) (Entered: 02/07/2013)
432013-02-08 MINUTE ORDER (IN CHAMBERS) ORDER CONTINUING HEARING by Judge Gary A. Feess: The Court has under consideration the parties briefing regarding Finiti Branding Group LLC's motion to stay proceedings and the issue that the proposed stay has raised. The hearing on that motion, which is now scheduled for February 11, 2013, is CONTINUED to February 25, 2013. In the meantime, pending resolution of the motion to stay and the related issues, the Court temporarily STAYS any response due to any outstanding discovery, including but not limited to the responses due on February 14, 2013, to discovery propounded by Ruyan.( Motion continued for hearing on 2/25/2013 at 09:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess.) (lw) (Entered: 02/08/2013)
442013-02-19 REQUEST for Leave of Gerson Panitch to Appear for Telephonic Appearance filed by Defendant and Counterclaimant Sottera Inc. Request set for hearing on 2/25/2013 at 09:30 AM before Judge Gary A. Feess. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Reagan, Seth) (Entered: 02/19/2013)
452013-02-22 SCHEDULING NOTICE by Judge Gary A. Feess. ORDER VACATING HEARING. The Court has pending, MOTION TO STAY. The Court concludes that the matter is appropriate for resolution without the argument of counsel. Accordingly, the hearing previously scheduled for Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., is hereby VACATED. Fed. R. Civ. P. 78; C.D. Cal. R. 7-15. IT IS SO ORDERED.THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY.(rfi) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 02/22/2013)
462013-02-25 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS ORDER RE: MOTION FOR STAY by Judge Gary A. Feess: The motion to stay proceedings is GRANTED, but subject to the condition that no later than July, 2013 any Defendant in the consolidated cases who seeks reexamination ofthe "944 patent must file a challenge to the '944 Patent in the USPTO if that defendant intends to seek a second (or extended) stay based on that challenge. The Court will grant no stay with respect to any reexamination sought after that date. (bp) (Entered: 02/26/2013)
472013-02-28 ORDER REMOVING CASE FROM ACTIVE CASELOAD BY VIRTUE OFSTAY by Judge Gary A. Feess: The Court having stayed this action pending reexamination of the 944 Patent. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this action is removed from the Court's active caseload until further application by the parties or Order of this Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel shall file joint status reports every 60 days commencing on April 19, 2013. All pending calendar dates are vacated by the Court. This Court retains jurisdiction over this action and this Order shall not prejudice any party to this action. (MD JS-6. Case Terminated) (lw) (Entered: 02/28/2013)
482013-04-19 STATUS REPORT (Joint) filed by Defendants CB Distributors Inc., DR Distributors LLC, Finiti Branding Group LLC, LOEC Inc., Logic Technology Developement LLC, Nicotek LLC, Sottera Inc, Spark Industries LLC, Vapor Corp, Counter Claimants Finiti Branding Group LLC, LOEC Inc., Nicotek LLC, Sottera Inc, Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, Counter Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: Ruyan Amendment, # 2 Exhibit B: Third-Party Response)(Hubbard, Heather) (Entered: 04/19/2013)
492013-06-18 STATUS REPORT (JOINT) filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 06/18/2013)
502013-06-18 REQUEST to Substitute attorney Allan Gabriel in place of attorney Laura E. Coombe filed by Defendant & Counterclaimant LOEC Inc., LOEC Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order On Request for Approval of Substitution of Attorney)(Gabriel, Allan) (Entered: 06/18/2013)
512013-06-20 ORDER ON REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 50 . The Court hereby orders that the request of: LOEC, Inc., Defendant to substitute Allan Gabriel, Steve Zeller, and Vivian Lee as attorney of record instead of McGuire Woods LLP. Added attorney Vivian S Lee for LOEC Inc.,Vivian S Lee for LOEC Inc.. Attorney William N Federspiel; David E Finkelson; Charles H Abbott and Laura E Coombe terminated (bp) (Entered: 06/20/2013)
522013-07-01 NOTICE Regarding Filing of Inter Partes Review Petition filed by Defendants CB Distributors Inc., DR Distributors LLC. (Smith, Nicole) (Entered: 07/01/2013)
532013-07-02 APPLICATION for attorney Steven McMahon Zeller to Appear Pro Hac Vice(PHV Fee of $325 receipt number 0973-12351271 paid.) filed by Defendant LOEC Inc., LOEC Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Gabriel, Allan) (Entered: 07/02/2013)
542013-07-03 ORDER by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting 53 Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Steven McMahon Zeller on behalf of Defendant and CounterClaimant LOEC, Inc.,, designating Allan Gabriel as local counsel. (lt) (Entered: 07/03/2013)
552013-07-22 REQUEST to Substitute attorney Dean G. Dunlavey in place of attorney Gerson S. Panitch filed by Defendant/Counterclaimant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Dunlavey, Dean) (Entered: 07/22/2013)
562013-07-22 REQUEST to Substitute attorney Dean G. Dunlavey in place of attorney Craig J. DeRecat filed by Defendant/Counterclaimant Sottera Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Dunlavey, Dean) (Entered: 07/22/2013)
572013-07-24 ORDER ON REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY by Judge Gary A. Feess: The Court hereby orders that the request of: Sottera, Inc., defendant to substitute Dean G. Dunlavey, Perry J. Viscounty, and Ryan R. Owens as attorney of record instead of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, 55 Request to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Perry J Viscounty,Ryan R Owens for Sottera Inc,Perry J Viscounty,Ryan R Owens for Sottera Inc. Attorney Ariel G Rakover; Parmanand Sharma; Jason W Melvin and Gerson S Panitch terminated (bp) (Entered: 07/24/2013)
582013-07-24 ORDER ON REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY by Judge Gary A. Feess: The Court hereby orders that the request of: Sottera, Inc., Defendant to substitute Dean G. Dunlavey, Perry J. Viscounty, and Ryan R. Owens at attorney of record instead of MANATT PHELPS AND PHILLIPS LLP, 56 Request to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Shari Mulrooney Wollman; Craig J DeRecat and Seth Reagan terminated (bp) (Entered: 07/24/2013)
592013-08-16 STATUS REPORT (Joint) filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 08/16/2013)
602013-08-19 STATUS REPORT [CORRECTED JOINT STATUS REPORT] filed by Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 08/19/2013)
612013-10-15 STATUS REPORT (JOINT) filed by Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 10/15/2013)
622013-12-13 STATUS REPORT filed by Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 12/13/2013)
632014-02-13 STATUS REPORT filed by Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - D)(Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 02/13/2014)
642014-03-06 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Vivian S Lee counsel for Defendant LOEC Inc., Counter Claimant LOEC Inc.. Filed by Defendant and Counter Claimant LOEC Inc. (Lee, Vivian) (Entered: 03/06/2014)
652014-04-15 STATUS REPORT (Joint Status Report) filed by Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Rashtian, Siavash) (Entered: 04/15/2014)
662014-05-20 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney John B Stephens counsel for Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. Adding John B. Stephens as attorney as counsel of record for Fin Branding Group, LLC f/k/a Finiti Branding Group, LLC for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Defendant & Counter Claimant Fin Branding Group, LLC f/k/a Finiti Branding Group, LLC. (Attorney John B Stephens added to party Finiti Branding Group LLC(pty:cc), Attorney John B Stephens added to party Finiti Branding Group LLC(pty:dft))(Stephens, John) (Entered: 05/20/2014)
672014-06-16 STATUS REPORT filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Stephens, John) (Entered: 06/16/2014)
682014-06-18 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Lauren C Sliger counsel for Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, Counter Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. Filed by Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment (Holdings) Limited. (Sliger, Lauren) (Entered: 06/18/2014)
692014-08-13 STATUS REPORT JOINTLY PREPARED filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Stephens, John) (Entered: 08/13/2014)
702014-10-13 STATUS REPORT SUBMITTED JOINTLY BY THE PARTIES and filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Stephens, John) (Entered: 10/13/2014)
712014-12-12 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney John Allcock on behalf of Defendant Sottera Inc (Attorney John Allcock added to party Sottera Inc(pty:dft))(Allcock, John) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
722014-12-12 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Richard T Mulloy on behalf of Defendant Sottera Inc (Attorney Richard T Mulloy added to party Sottera Inc(pty:dft))(Mulloy, Richard) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
732014-12-12 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Brent Kevin Yamashita on behalf of Defendant Sottera Inc (Attorney Brent Kevin Yamashita added to party Sottera Inc(pty:dft))(Yamashita, Brent) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
742014-12-12 STATUS REPORT JOINTLY PREPARED and filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Stephens, John) (Entered: 12/12/2014)
752015-02-02 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Nina Y Wang counsel for Counter Claimant Nicotek LLC, Defendant Nicotek LLC. Nina Y. Wang is no longer attorney of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Defendant Nicotek LLC. (Wang, Nina) (Entered: 02/02/2015)
762015-02-02 NOTICE of Change of Attorney Business or Contact Information: for attorney Nina Y Wang counsel for Counter Claimant Nicotek LLC, Defendant Nicotek LLC. Changing address to 901 19th Street, Denver Colorado 80294. Changing e-mail to [email protected] Filed by Defendant Nicotek LLC. (Wang, Nina) (Entered: 02/02/2015)
772015-02-04 Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Heather J Hubbard counsel for Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. Heather J. Hubbard is no longer attorney of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Defendant Fin Branding Group, LLC f/k/a Finiti Branding Group, LLC. (Hubbard, Heather) (Entered: 02/04/2015)
782015-02-09 STATUS REPORT JOINTLY PREPARED and filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Stephens, John) (Entered: 02/09/2015)
792015-02-12 REQUEST TO SUBSTITUTE ATTORNEY Joel T. Beres in place of attorney Laura P. Merritt, Heather J. Hubbard and Jennifer Weaver filed by Defendants and Counterclaimants Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Stephens, John) (Entered: 02/12/2015)
802015-02-20 ORDER by Judge George H. King: granting 79 Request to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Joel T Beres for Finiti Branding Group LLC. Attorney Laura P Merritt terminated. See order for additional instructions. (lt) (Entered: 02/25/2015)
812015-03-05 DECLARATION of Joel T. Beres re Order on Request to Substitute Attorney 80 , REQUEST TO SUBSTITUTE ATTORNEY Joel T. Beres in place of attorney Laura P. Merritt, Heather J. Hubbard and Jennifer Weaver 79 filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Stephens, John) (Entered: 03/05/2015)
822015-03-16 MINUTE ORDER IN CHAMBERS re: Request for Approval of Substitution of Attorney [Dkt. 80] by Judge George H. King: On February 20, 2015, we conditionally granted Defendant Fin Branding Group, LLC f/k/a Finiti Branding Group, LLC's ("Defendant") above-captioned request, subject to the filing of a Pro Hac Vice application for Joel T. Beres within fourteen days. Mr. Beres responded to our Order, notifying us that he is a member of good standing of the California State Bar and the bar of our court. [Dkt. 81.] Accordingly, the portion of our Order directing Mr. Beres to file a Pro Hac Vice application is hereby VACATED and Defendant's substitution request is hereby GRANTED. (bm) (Entered: 03/16/2015)
832015-04-10 STATUS REPORT JOINT STATUS REPORT filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, Counter Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Dueppen, Lara) (Entered: 04/10/2015)
842015-06-09 STATUS REPORT JOINT STATUS REPORT filed by Counter Claimant Finiti Branding Group LLC, Defendant Finiti Branding Group LLC. (Beres, Joel) (Entered: 06/09/2015)
852015-08-10 STATUS REPORT JOINT filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, Counter Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Dueppen, Lara) (Entered: 08/10/2015)
862015-10-09 STATUS REPORT Joint filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited, Counter Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Dueppen, Lara) (Entered: 10/09/2015)
872015-10-22 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney John A O'Malley on behalf of Defendant Logic Technology Developement LLC (Attorney John A O'Malley added to party Logic Technology Developement LLC(pty:dft))(O'Malley, John) (Entered: 10/22/2015)
882015-10-26 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney John Allcock on behalf of Counter Claimant Sottera Inc, Defendant Sottera Inc (Attorney John Allcock added to party Sottera Inc(pty:cc))(Allcock, John) (Entered: 10/26/2015)
892015-10-26 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Richard T Mulloy on behalf of Counter Claimant Sottera Inc, Defendant Sottera Inc (Attorney Richard T Mulloy added to party Sottera Inc(pty:cc))(Mulloy, Richard) (Entered: 10/26/2015)
902015-10-26 NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Brent Kevin Yamashita on behalf of Counter Claimant Sottera Inc, Defendant Sottera Inc (Attorney Brent Kevin Yamashita added to party Sottera Inc(pty:cc))(Yamashita, Brent) (Entered: 10/26/2015)
912015-11-13 STIPULATION to Dismiss Defendant and Counterclaimant Sottera Inc filed by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 11/13/2015)
922015-11-17 ORDER GRANTING DISMISSAL by Judge George H. King, re Stipulation to Dismiss Party 91 : In light of the Joint Stipulation of Dismissal by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited ("Ruyan") and Defendant Sottera, Inc. ("Sottera"), the Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 1. All claims and counterclaims between Ruyan and Sottera in Case No. CV12-5454 shall be dismissed without prejudice. 2. Ruyan and Sottera shall each bear its own fees and costs. 3. The Court shall retain jurisdiction of this case for the sole purpose of enforceing the Settlement Agreement between Ruyan and Sottera (bm) (Entered: 11/19/2015)
932015-11-19 REPORT ON THE DETERMINATION OF AN ACTION Regarding a Patent or Trademark. (Closing) (bm) (Entered: 11/19/2015)
942015-12-03 Joint STIPULATION to Dismiss Case filed by Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 12/03/2015)
952015-12-10 ORDER GRANTING DISMISSAL 94 by Judge George H. King. The Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 1. All claims between Ruyan and Logic in Case No. CV12-5454 shall be dismissed with prejudice. 2. Ruyan and Logic shall each bear its own fees and costs. (lom) (Entered: 12/10/2015)
962015-12-17 Joint STIPULATION to Dismiss defendant Vapor Corp filed by Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 12/17/2015)
972015-12-18 ORDER GRANTING DISMISSAL by Judge George H. King, re Stipulation to Dismiss Party 96 : In light of the Joint Stipulation of Dismissal by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited ("Ruyan") and Defendant Vapor Corp. ("Vapor"), the Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 1. All claims between Ruyan and Vapor in Case No. CV12-5454 shall be dismissed without prejudice. 2. Ruyan and Vapor shall each bear its own fees and costs. (bm) (Entered: 12/18/2015)
982016-01-05 Joint STIPULATION to Dismiss Case filed by Plaintiff and Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 01/05/2016)
992016-01-19 ORDER GRANTING DISMISSAL by Judge George H. King, re Stipulation to Dismiss Case 98 : In light of the Joint Stipulation of Dismissal by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited ("Ruyan") and Defendant Finiti Branding Group, LLC ("Finiti"), the Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 1. All claims and counterclaims between Ruyan and Finiti in Case No. CV12-5454 shall be dismissed without prejudice. 2. Ruyan and Finiti shall each bear its own fees and costs. (bm) (Entered: 01/20/2016)
1002016-01-25 Joint STIPULATION to Dismiss Defendant Spark Industries LLC filed by Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Wise, Michael) (Entered: 01/25/2016)
1012016-01-27 ORDER GRANTING DISMISSAL by Judge George H. King, re Stipulation to Dismiss Party 100 : In light of the Joint Stipulation of Dismissal by Plaintiff Ruyan Investment Holdings Limited ("Ruyan") and Defendant Spark Industries, LLC ("Spark"), the Court hereby ORDERS as follows: 1. All claims between Ruyan and Spark in Case No., CV12-5454 shall be dismissed without prejudice. 2. Ruyan and Spark shall each bear its own fees and costs. (bm) (Entered: 01/29/2016)