Case Details

CourtWestern District of Michigan
Docket number1:14-cv-01201
Date case filed2014-11-21
Date case closed2016-07-27
Date of latest filing2015-11-03
Assigned toJudge Janet T. Neff
Case cause28:1338 Patent Infringement
Nature of suit830 Patent
Jury demandBoth
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

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12014-11-21 COMPLAINT with jury demand against Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G)(Portinga, D.) (Entered: 11/21/2014)
22014-11-21 PROPOSED SUMMONS to be issued re 1 (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 11/21/2014)
32014-11-21 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Stryker Corporation (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 11/21/2014)
42014-11-21 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Stryker Sales Corporation identifying Corporate Parent Stryker Corporation for Stryker Sales Corporation (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 11/21/2014)
52014-11-24 CORRECTED CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Stryker Corporation (Portinga, D.) Modified text on 11/24/2014 (ns). (Entered: 11/24/2014)
62014-11-24 CORRECTED DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Stryker Sales Corporation identifying Corporate Parent Stryker Corporation for Stryker Sales Corporation (Portinga, D.) Modified text on 11/24/2014 (ns). (Entered: 11/24/2014)
72014-11-24 NOTICE that this case has been assigned to Judge Janet T. Neff (ns) (Entered: 11/24/2014)
82014-11-24 SUMMONS ISSUED as to defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (ns) (Entered: 11/24/2014)
92014-11-24 REPORT from the Clerk, WDMI, to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the filing of a PATENT ACTION (ns) (Entered: 11/24/2014)
102014-12-10 SUMMONS returned executed; Zimmer, Inc. served on 11/26/2014, answer due 12/17/2014 (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
112014-12-10 SUMMONS returned executed; Zimmer Surgical, Inc. served on 11/26/2014, answer due 12/17/2014 (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 12/10/2014)
122014-12-16 PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER to Extend the Deadline to Answer the Complaint or Otherwise Plead by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 12/16/2014)
132014-12-17 ORDER granting STIPULATION 12 ; Defendants shall file their answer or otherwise plead by 1/16/2015; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 12/17/2014)
142015-01-16 Defendants ANSWER to complaint, 1 with affirmative defenses , SECOND COUNTERCLAIM against All Plaintiffs by Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc.(Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 01/16/2015)
152015-01-16 FIRST REQUEST for pre-motion conference by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc.; (Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 01/16/2015)
162015-01-16 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. identifying Corporate Parent Zimmer Holdings, Inc. for Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 01/16/2015)
172015-01-23 RESPONSE TO FIRST REQUEST for pre-motion conference by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. 15 ; filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 01/23/2015)
182015-01-28 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation of its First Set of Requests for Production of Documents and Things (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 01/28/2015)
192015-02-09 RESPONSE TO ANSWER TO COMPLAINT re 14 /Plaintiffs' Response to Counterclaims filed by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 02/09/2015)
202015-02-12 ORDER scheduling a pre-motion conference regarding document number 15 : pre-motion conference is set for 3/19/2015 at 10:00 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 02/12/2015)
212015-02-17 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation of its Rule 26(a)(1) Disclosures (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 02/17/2015)
222015-02-17 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. of its Rule 26 Initial Disclosures (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 02/17/2015)
232015-02-27 ORDER setting Rule 16 scheduling conference: Rule 16 scheduling conference is set for 3/19/2015 at 10:00 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; status report due by 3/12/2015; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 02/27/2015)
242015-03-12 JOINT STATUS REPORT (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 03/12/2015)
252015-03-19 MINUTES of pre-motion conference re 15 and scheduling conference held before Judge Janet T. Neff; Order and Case Management Order to issue; (Court Reporter: Kathy Anderson (pre-motion conference only)) (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 03/19/2015)
262015-03-20 ORDER regarding pre-motion conference: Defendant's pending request for pre-motion conference 15 is DENIED for the reasons stated on the record; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, clb) (Entered: 03/20/2015)
272015-03-23 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Markman hearing set for 10/19/2015 at 10:00 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 03/23/2015)
282015-04-03 DISCLOSURE OF CLAIMS alleged to be infringed submitted for filing by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 04/03/2015)
292015-04-06 SELECTION of Terence J. Linn as facilitative mediator by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 04/06/2015)
302015-04-06 PROOF OF SERVICE by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation Plaintiffs' Notice of Service of Its Responses to Defendants' First Set of Requests for Production of Documents and Things (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 04/06/2015)
312015-04-14 NOTICE of appointment of Facilitative Mediator Terence J. Linn ; plaintiff VFM fee to be submitted by 4/21/2015 defendant VFM fee to be submitted by 4/21/2015 (lep) (Entered: 04/14/2015)
322015-04-21 JOINT MOTION for order Entering Stipulated Protective Order by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 04/21/2015)
332015-05-01 PROTECTIVE ORDER; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, jal) (Entered: 05/01/2015)
342015-06-01 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation of: 1) Stryker's First Rule 30(b)(6) Notice to Zimmer, Inc.; 2) Stryker's First Rule 30(b)(6) Notice to Zimmer Surgical, Inc.; and (3) Stryker's Notice of Deposition of Ganesh Pavalarajan (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 06/01/2015)
352015-06-01 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation of its Responses To Defendants' Second Set of Requests for Production of Documents and Things to Plaintiffs (Nos. 128-134) (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 06/01/2015)
362015-06-15 NOTICE re 27 Defendants' Identification of Prior Art Pursuant to the Court's Case Management Order [Docket Entry No.27] by counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 06/15/2015)
372015-07-07 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AMENDED by Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 07/07/2015)
382015-07-10 MOTION for leave to file an Amended Complaint by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 07/10/2015)
392015-07-10 BRIEF in support of MOTION for leave to file an Amended Complaint 38 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6) (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 07/10/2015)
402015-07-22 REPORT of facilitative mediation held 07/22/2015; mediation is continuing; next hearing to be held 08/21/2015 (Linn, Terence) (Entered: 07/22/2015)
412015-07-24 RESPONSE in opposition to MOTION for leave to file an Amended Complaint 38 filed by Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 07/24/2015)
422015-07-29 NOTICE OF MOTION HEARING regarding Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint 38 : motion hearing is set for 8/5/2015 at 11:00 AM at 650 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 07/29/2015)
432015-07-30 MOTION to strike Zimmer's Invalidity Contentions with proposed order by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Samz, Stephanie) Modified text on 7/31/2015 (pjw). (Entered: 07/30/2015)
442015-07-30 BRIEF in support of MOTION to strike Zimmer's Invalidity Contentions 43 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8) (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 07/30/2015)
452015-07-31 MOTION for leave to file a Reply in Support of Stryker's Motion to Amend by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 07/31/2015)
462015-07-31 BRIEF in support of MOTION for leave to file a Reply in Support of Stryker's Motion to Amend 45 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1) (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 07/31/2015)
472015-07-31 CHART OF ASSERTED CLAIMS by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation and defendants Zimmer, Inc. and Zimmer Surgical, Inc. - Stipulated Joint Charts Disclosing Claims and Defenses (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E) (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 07/31/2015)
482015-08-03 ORDER granting 45 Stryker's Motion for Leave to File a Reply in Support of Its Motion to Amend; the reply brief is accepted as filed; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 08/03/2015)
492015-08-03 REPLY to response to motion 38 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (clp) Modified text on 8/3/2015 (clp). (Entered: 08/03/2015)
502015-08-05 MINUTES of motion hearing re 38 Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint held before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody; motion granted (Proceedings Digitally Recorded) (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 08/05/2015)
512015-08-05 ORDER granting 38 Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 08/05/2015)
522015-08-07 NOTICE OF MOTION HEARING regarding Stryker's Motion to Strike Invalidity Contentions 43 : motion hearing is set for 8/26/2015 at 11:00 AM at 650 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 08/07/2015)
532015-08-10 First AMENDED COMPLAINT for Patent Infringement against Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. filed by Stryker Sales Corporation, Stryker Corporation (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G) (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 08/10/2015)
542015-08-10 NOTICE of Joint Comprehensive Claim Construction Statement by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Samz, Stephanie) Modified text on 8/11/2015 (kvt). (Entered: 08/10/2015)
552015-08-13 RESPONSE in opposition to MOTION to strike Zimmer's Invalidity Contentions 43 filed by Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G) (Jakes, J.) (Entered: 08/13/2015)
562015-08-17 MOTION and proposed order for leave to file document under seal by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 8/18/2015 (pjw). (Entered: 08/17/2015)
572015-08-17 BRIEF in support of MOTION for leave to file document under seal 56 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 8/18/2015 (pjw). (Entered: 08/17/2015)
582015-08-17 OPENING CLAIM CONSTRUCTION BRIEF by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation /Stryker's Opening Claim Construction Brief (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, # 13 Exhibit M - Part 1, # 14 Exhibit M - Part 2, # 15 Exhibit M - Part 3, # 16 Exhibit N, # 17 Exhibit O) (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 8/18/2015 (pjw). (Entered: 08/17/2015)
592015-08-17 DECLARATION re 58 of Ronald E. Thomas Jr. in Support of Stryker's Claim Construction Brief with Exhibit 1 by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 8/18/2015 (pjw). (Entered: 08/17/2015)
602015-08-17 (STRICKEN) PROPOSED SEALED DOCUMENT Stryker's Opening Claim Construction Brief by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (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, # 13 Exhibit M - Part 1, # 14 Exhibit M - Part 2, # 15 Exhibit M - Part 3, # 16 Exhibit N, # 17 Exhibit O) (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified on 8/19/2015; per order 61 , all documents stricken with exception of Exhibit O to be re-filed under separate docket entry (kvt). (Entered: 08/17/2015)
612015-08-18 ORDER granting 56 motion for leave to file a document under seal; the Clerk of Court is directed to strike the proposed sealed Opening Claim Construction Brief and exhibits 60 ; the Clerk of Court is further instructed to file under seal, in a separate entry, Exhibit O to the opening claim construction brief (Dkt 60-17); signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 08/18/2015)
622015-08-18 SEALED EXHIBIT O by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation re Brief (Non-Motion),, 58 ; filed under seal pursuant to order 61 dated 8/18/15 (kvt) (Entered: 08/19/2015)
632015-08-24 NOTICE RESCHEDULING MOTION HEARING regarding Stryker's Motion to Strike Invalidity Contentions 43 that was previously set for 8/26/2015; motion hearing is rescheduled to 9/1/2015 at 03:00 PM at 650 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 08/24/2015)
642015-08-27 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation of its Responses to Defendants' First Set of Interrogatories to Plaintiffs (Nos. 1-2) (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 08/27/2015)
652015-08-31 TRANSCRIPT of Motion Proceedings held August 5, 2015 before Honorable Ellen Carmody; NOTE: this transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the release of transcript restriction date; after that date it may be obtained through PACER; under the Policy Regarding Transcripts the parties have 14 days within which to file a Notice of Intent to redact, and 21 days within which to file a Redaction Request; if no Transcript Redaction Request is filed, the court will assume redaction of personal identifiers is not necessary and this transcript will be made available via PACER after the release of transcript restriction set for 11/30/2015 ; redaction request due 9/21/2015 (Court Reporter-Transcriptionist: Anderson, Kathy (616) 914-2384) (Entered: 08/31/2015)
662015-08-31 PROOF OF SERVICE by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation Notice of Service of Its First Set of Requests For Production of Documents And Things To Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (Samz, Stephanie) (Entered: 08/31/2015)
672015-08-31 ANSWER to Amended Complaint, 53 with affirmative defenses and jury demand , COUNTERCLAIM against Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation by Zimmer, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc. (Daley, Kathleen) Modified text on 9/1/2015 (ns). (Entered: 08/31/2015)
682015-08-31 ANSWER to Amended Complaint, 53 with affirmative defenses and jury demand by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (Daley, Kathleen) Modified text on 9/1/2015 (ns). (Entered: 08/31/2015)
692015-09-01 MINUTES of motion hearing re 43 Stryker's Motion to Strike Invalidity Contentions, denied without prejudice; order amending deadlines to issue; held before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Proceedings Digitally Recorded) (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, jal) (Entered: 09/01/2015)
702015-09-02 ORDER denying without prejudice 43 Stryker's Motion to Strike Invalidity Contentions; and, modifying certain case management order deadlines; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, jal) (Entered: 09/02/2015)
712015-09-02 AMENDED ORDER denying without prejudice 43 Stryker's Motion to Strike Invalidity Contentions; and, modifying certain case management order deadlines; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, jal) (Entered: 09/02/2015)
722015-09-10 BRIEF by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. CLAIM CONSTRUCTION BRIEF FOR DEFENDANTS ZIMMER, INC., ZIMMER SURGICAL, INC., AND ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. [Attorney Joseph Preston Long added to party Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(pty:dft)] (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 Exhibit, # 18 Exhibit, # 19 Exhibit, # 20 Exhibit, # 21 Exhibit) (Long, Joseph) (Entered: 09/10/2015)
732015-09-11 MOTION to amend/correct the Amended Case Management Order by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc.; (Jakes, J.) (Entered: 09/11/2015)
742015-09-11 BRIEF in support of MOTION to amend/correct the Amended Case Management Order 73 filed by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (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) (Jakes, J.) (Entered: 09/11/2015)
752015-09-16 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE on behalf of All Defendants of Zimmer Biomet Holding, Inc.'s First Rule 30(b)(6) Notice to Stryker Corporation and Stryker Sales Corporation, Zimmer, Inc. and Zimmer Surgical, Inc.'s Interrogatory Nos 3-13 to Plaintiffs, and Zimmer Inc. and Zimmer Surgical, Inc.'s Third Set of Requests for Production (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 9/17/2015 (ems) (Entered: 09/16/2015)
762015-09-17 REQUEST for admissions by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc. (Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 09/17/2015)
772015-09-17 BRIEF by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation of Stryker's Claim Construction Reply Brief (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 9/18/2015 (ems) (Entered: 09/17/2015)
782015-09-18 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. for Interrogatories 14-17 (Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 09/18/2015)
792015-09-18 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. of Defendants' Subpoena Ad Testificandum of Lawrence J. Green (Long, Joseph) Modified text on 9/21/2015 (ems) (Entered: 09/18/2015)
802015-09-24 RESPONSE TO Zimmer, Inc.'s and Zimmer Surgical, Inc.'s Counterclaims filed by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 09/24/2015)
812015-09-25 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. of Zimmer, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., and Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.'s Claim Construction Brief and Exhibits [Attorney Amanda Barield Fopma added to party Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(pty:dft)] (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 9/28/2015 (ems) (Entered: 09/25/2015)
822015-09-28 MOTION to SEAL /Stryker's Motion and Order for Leave to File Documents Under Seal by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 09/28/2015)
832015-09-28 BRIEF in support of MOTION to SEAL /Stryker's Motion and Order for Leave to File Documents Under Seal 82 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 09/28/2015)
842015-09-28 RESPONSE in opposition to MOTION to amend/correct the Amended Case Management Order 73 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (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) (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 09/28/2015)
852015-09-28 (STRICKEN) SEALED DOCUMENT by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation re RESPONSE in opposition to MOTION to amend/correct the Amended Case Management Order 73 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B) (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 9/29/2015 (jlg). Modified text per Order 86 on 10/2/2015 (ems) (Entered: 09/28/2015)
862015-09-30 ORDER denying 73 motion to amend the amended case management order; granting 82 motion for leave to file documents under seal; with the exception of Exhibits A (Dkt 85-1) and B (Dkt 85-2), the Clerk of Court is directed to strike Plaintiffs' proposed sealed response 85 ; Exhibits A and B shall be filed under seal in a separate entry; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 09/30/2015)
872015-10-01 PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER by counter-defendants Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 10/01/2015)
882015-10-01 ORDER granting STIPULATION 87 ; the infringement and invalidity contentions are to be served but not filed; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 10/01/2015)
892015-09-30 SEALED EXHIBIT A by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation re Response in Opposition, 84 ; filed under seal pursuant to order 86 dated 9/30/15 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B) (ems) (Entered: 10/02/2015)
902015-10-09 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. re Invalidity Contentions (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 10/09/2015)
912015-10-09 MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Scharff, Christopher) Modified text on 10/13/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/09/2015)
922015-10-09 MEMORANDUM in support of Motion to Continue 91 Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (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) (Scharff, Christopher) Modified text on 10/13/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/09/2015)
932015-10-09 CERTIFICATE regarding compliance with LCivR 7.1(d) re MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 91 filed by Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C) (Scharff, Christopher) Modified text on 10/13/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/09/2015)
942015-10-13 PROPOSED STIPULATION and ORDER regarding Mr. Burkart Deposition by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 10/13/2015)
952015-10-13 ORDER granting STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER 94 ; Plaintiffs may depose Mr. Burkart after the close of discovery; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 10/13/2015)
962015-10-15 NOTICE OF MOTION HEARING regarding Stryker's Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 91 : motion hearing is set for 11/5/2015 at 11:00 AM at 650 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 10/15/2015)
972015-10-19 MINUTES of Markman hearing held before Judge Janet T. Neff; Opinion and Order to issue; (Court Reporter: Kathy Anderson) (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
982015-10-19 MOTION to SEAL DOCUMENT 91 Zimmer's Motion for Leave to File Under Seal Zimmer's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc.; (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
992015-10-19 MOTION to SEAL DOCUMENT Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges and supporting exhibits by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., counter-claimant Zimmer Surgical, Inc.; (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
1002015-10-19 RESPONSE in opposition to MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 91 filed by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19) (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 10/20/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
1012015-10-19 MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., counter-claimant Zimmer Surgical, Inc.; (Tull, Susan) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
1022015-10-19 MEMORANDUM in support of Motion to Continue 101 Brief in Support of Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges filed by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9) (Tull, Susan) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
1032015-10-19 CERTIFICATE regarding compliance with LCivR 7.1(d) re MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges 101 filed by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc. (Tull, Susan) (Entered: 10/19/2015)
1042015-10-26 NOTICE OF MOTION HEARING regarding Zimmer's Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges 101 : motion hearing is set for 11/5/2015 at 11:00 AM at 650 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 10/26/2015)
1052015-10-28 Certificate of Service by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. of Zimmer's Sealed Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan with Sealed Exhibits 10, 11, 12 and 17 (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 10/29/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/28/2015)
1062015-10-29 (STRICKEN AND REMOVED) RESPONSE in opposition to MOTION to continue /Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 91 filed by Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 10, # 2 Exhibit 11, # 3 Exhibit 12, # 4 Exhibit 17) (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text and documents removed per order 109 on 10/29/2015 (kvt). (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1072015-10-29 SEALED RESPONSE by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. to MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 91 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 10, # 2 Exhibit 11, # 3 Exhibit 12, # 4 Exhibit 17) (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 10/30/2015 (ems) Modified text per Order 112 on 10/30/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1082015-10-29 FIRST MOTION to strike and Remove Defendants' Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan (ECF #106) Including Exh 10 (ECF#106-1); Exh 11 (ECF#106-2); Exh 12 (ECF#106-3) & Exh 17 (ECF#106-4) by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc.; (Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1092015-10-29 ORDER granting 108 motion to strike Defendants' Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 106 including Exhibits 10, 11, 12 and 17; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1102015-10-29 SEALED DOCUMENT Brief in Support by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. re MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges 101 (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text per Order 112 on 10/30/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1112015-10-29 SEALED EXHIBIT Brief in Support by defendants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. re MOTION to continue Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges 101 (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text per Order 112 on 10/30/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1122015-10-29 ORDER: Zimmer's Motion 98 for Leave to File Under Seal Zimmer's Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 107 ; and Zimmer's Motion 99 for Leave to File Under Seal Zimmer's Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges and supporting exhibits 110 and 111 are both granted; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1132015-10-29 CERTIFICATE OF MAILING by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. of Zimmer's Sealed Brief in Support of Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Hennings with Sealed Exhibit 02 (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 10/30/2015 (ems) (Entered: 10/29/2015)
1142015-11-02 CLAIM CONSTRUCTION OPINION AND ORDER; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, clb) (Entered: 11/02/2015)
1152015-11-02 FIRST AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: settlement conference set for 10/25/2016 at 02:00 PM at 664 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody; final pretrial conference set for 12/12/2016 at 10:30 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; jury trial set for 1/9/2017 at 09:00 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; counsel shall be present for an in-chambers conference one-half hour prior to the scheduled final pretrial conference and trial; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 11/02/2015)
1162015-11-03 JOINT STATUS REPORT Regarding Dkt Nos 91 & 101 (Fopma, Amanda) (Entered: 11/03/2015)
1172015-11-03 ORDER: Stryker's Motion for Leave to Continue Deposition of Mr. Ganesh Pavalarajan 91 and Zimmer's Motion for Leave to Continue the Deposition of Mr. Bruce Henniges 101 are dismissed as resolved; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, cbh) (Entered: 11/03/2015)
1182015-11-03 CORRECTED JOINT STATUS REPORT Regarding Dkt Nos 91 & 101 (corrected) as to signature of Attorney Fopma) (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 11/4/2015 (kw). (Entered: 11/03/2015)
1192015-11-09 JOINT MOTION to amend/correct First Amended Case Management Order 115 by defendant Zimmer, Inc.; (Fopma, Amanda) Modified text on 11/9/2015 (ems) (Entered: 11/09/2015)
1202015-11-09 ORDER granting 119 motion to amend 115 case management order; amending deadlines concerning expert disclosures, reports and depositions; all other dates are to remain the same; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 11/09/2015)
1212015-11-19 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. re Defendants' Subpoena Ad Testificandum of Christian H. Clupper (Long, Joseph) (Entered: 11/19/2015)
1222015-11-23 TRANSCRIPT of Markman Hearing Proceedings held October 19, 2015 before Honorable Janet T. Neff; NOTE: this transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the release of transcript restriction date; after that date it may be obtained through PACER; under the Policy Regarding Transcripts the parties have 14 days within which to file a Notice of Intent to redact, and 21 days within which to file a Redaction Request; if no Transcript Redaction Request is filed, the court will assume redaction of personal identifiers is not necessary and this transcript will be made available via PACER after the release of transcript restriction set for 2/22/2016 ; redaction request due 12/14/2015 (Court Reporter-Transcriptionist: Anderson, Kathy (616) 914-2384) Modified text to reflect correct Judge on 11/24/2015 per phone call from court reporter(cmi). (Entered: 11/23/2015)
1232015-12-07 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. Defendants' Amended Invalidity Contentions (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 12/07/2015)
1242016-02-08 REQUEST for pre-motion conference by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 02/08/2016)
1252016-02-08 REQUEST for pre-motion conference by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation to File Motions for Summary Judgment of Infringement, No Anticipation and No Indefiniteness (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 02/08/2016)
1262016-02-09 JOINT MOTION to amend/correct First Amended Case Management Order by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 2/9/2016 (ems) (Entered: 02/09/2016)
1272016-02-09 ORDER granting 126 motion to amend; the deadline for completion of expert depositions is extended to 3/18/2016; all other dates are to remain the same; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 02/09/2016)
1282016-02-16 RESPONSE TO REQUEST for pre-motion conference by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation to File Motions for Summary Judgment of Infringement, No Anticipation and No Indefiniteness 125 ; filed by Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. (Daley, Kathleen) (Entered: 02/16/2016)
1292016-02-16 RESPONSE TO REQUEST for pre-motion conference by defendants Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc., counter-claimants Zimmer Surgical, Inc., Zimmer, Inc. 124 ; filed by Stryker Sales Corporation, Stryker Corporation filed by Stryker Sales Corporation, Stryker Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 02/16/2016)
1302016-02-17 ORDER scheduling a pre-motion conference regarding document numbers 124 , 125 : pre-motion conference is set for 3/17/2016 at 11:00 AM at 401 Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI before Judge Janet T. Neff; the attorneys handling the matter for trial are required to be present; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 02/17/2016)
1312016-02-29 REPORT of facilitative mediation held 10/07/2015; mediation is complete; (Linn, Terence) (Entered: 02/29/2016)
1322016-03-17 MINUTES of pre-motion conference re 124 , 125 held before Judge Janet T. Neff; Order to issue; (Court Reporter: Kathy Anderson) (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 03/17/2016)
1332016-03-17 ORDER regarding pre-motion conference: the parties shall enter in good faith into VFM with their previously selected mediator; Mediation shall be completed by June 15, 2016; if the case is unresolved following the completion of mediation Plaintiffs' motion and brief, not to exceed 30 pages, shall be served within 28 days of the filing of a notice indicating that the case is unresolved following completion of mediation; Defendants' response, not to exceed 30 pages, including any request for summary judgment in their favor, FED. R. CIV. P. 56(f)(1), shall be served within 28 days of service of the motion; Plaintiffs' reply, not to exceed 20 pages, shall be served within 14 days of service of the response; Defendants' sur-reply, not to exceed 20 pages, shall be served within 14 days of service of the reply; and the parties shall electronically file their respective motion papers as soon as the motion is fully briefed; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, clb) (Entered: 03/17/2016)
1342016-04-06 JOINT MOTION for order Entering a Modified Stipulated Protective Order by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B) (Pimentel, Eligio) (Entered: 04/06/2016)
1352016-04-12 MODIFIED PROTECTIVE ORDER granting 134 ; signed by Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody (Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody, jal) (Entered: 04/12/2016)
1362016-05-19 CHANGE OF ADDRESS by D. Andrew Portinga counsel for plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation, counter-defendants Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Portinga, D.) (Entered: 05/19/2016)
1372016-06-09 REPORT of facilitative mediation held 06/08/2016; mediation is complete; case is settled, closing documents to be filed by 07/22/2016 (Linn, Terence) (Entered: 06/09/2016)
1382016-06-09 ORDER requiring dismissal papers to be filed no later than 7/22/2016; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 06/09/2016)
1392016-07-20 JOINT MOTION to amend/correct the Deadline by Which the Parties are to Submit Dismissal Papers by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation; (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 7/21/2016 (ems) (Entered: 07/20/2016)
1402016-07-21 ORDER granting 139 joint motion to modify deadline; the Parties have until 8/3/2016 to file the necessary dismissal papers; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw) (Entered: 07/21/2016)
1412016-07-27 JOINT STIPULATION of dismissal by plaintiffs Stryker Corporation, Stryker Sales Corporation (Pimentel, Eligio) Modified text on 7/27/2016 (ems) (Entered: 07/27/2016)
1422016-08-01 REPORT from the Clerk, WDMI, to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the determination of a PATENT ACTION (ems) (Entered: 08/01/2016)