Case Details

CourtDistrict of Minnesota
Docket number0:07-cv-04730
Date case filed2007-11-30
Date case closed2009-01-07
Date of latest filing
Assigned toChief Judge Michael J. Davis
Case cause15:1126 Patent Infringement
Nature of suit830 Patent
Jury demandDefendant
Demand
JurisdictionFederal Question

Case Parties

Party: Ruyan of America, Inc.
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Robert A Gust
Attorney Contact:
Kretsch & Gust, PLLC
5151 Edina Industrial Blvd Ste 650
Edina, MN 55439
952-831-3910
Fax: 952-831-0088
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Anne K Lindberg
Attorney Contact:
Kretsch & Gust, PLLC
5151 Edina Industrial Blvd Ste 650
INACTIVE
Mpls, MN 55439
952-832-5500
Fax: 952-831-0088
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited
Party type: Plaintiff
Attorney name: Robert A Gust
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Anne K Lindberg
Attorney Contact:
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Party: Soterra, Inc.
Party type: Defendant
Attorney name: Jeffrey L Weiss
Attorney Contact:
Weiss & Moy, PC
1101 14th St NW Ste 500
Washington, DC 20005
202-682-1722
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: Karen J Sepura
Attorney Contact:
Weiss & Moy, PC
1101 14th St NW Ste 500
Washington, DC 20005
202-216-9383
Fax: 202-216-9384
Email: [email protected]
LEAD ATTORNEY ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Attorney name: John M Weyrauch
Attorney Contact:
Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC
100 S 5th St Ste 2250
Mpls, MN 55402
612-573-2000
Fax: 612-573-2005
Email: [email protected]
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Case Docket

Docket
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Date FiledDocument
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Long Description
12007-11-30 COMPLAINT against Soterra, Inc. (Filing fee $350 receipt number 4017995) assigned to Judge Michael J. Davis per Patent List referred to Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan, filed by Ruyan of America, Inc, Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (jc) QC'd by KT on 12/4/07. (KT) (Entered: 11/30/2007)
22007-12-19 DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR, WILL RE-FILE. MOTION to Dismiss Count I Without Prejudice by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Gust, Robert) Modified on 12/19/2007 (JME). (Entered: 12/19/2007)
32007-12-19 NOTICE of Partial Voluntary Dismissal by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited (Gust, Robert) Modified text on 12/20/2007 (jdf). (Entered: 12/19/2007)
42007-12-20 ORDER re 3 Notice of Partial Voluntary Dismissal filed by Plaintiffs. Count 1 of complaint is dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Judge Michael J. Davis on 12/20/07. (kmw) (Entered: 12/20/2007)
52008-01-03 NOTICE of Appearance by John M Weyrauch on behalf of Soterra, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Weyrauch, John) (Entered: 01/03/2008)
62008-01-03 MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Jeffrey L. Weiss by Soterra, Inc.. (Weyrauch, John) (Entered: 01/03/2008)
72008-01-03 MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Karen J. Sepura by Soterra, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Weyrauch, John) (Entered: 01/03/2008)
82008-01-04 STIPULATION of Extension of Time by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited, Soterra, Inc. (Gust, Robert) Modified text and filer on 1/4/2008 (jdf). (Entered: 01/04/2008)
92008-01-04 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited (Gust, Robert) (Entered: 01/04/2008)
102008-01-04 Return of Service Executed for Summons and Complaint served on Jack Ledbater, Soterra Inc. President on 12/6/07, filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Gust, Robert) (Entered: 01/04/2008)
112008-01-07 ORDER FOR EXTENSION OF TIME: that Defendant's time to submit an Answer or otherwise defend is extended until January 18, 2008. Signed by Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan on 1/7/08. (jam) (Entered: 01/07/2008)
122008-01-18 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) by Soterra, Inc.. (Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
132008-01-18 NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) : Motion Hearing set for 3/7/2008 09:00 AM in Minneapolis - Courtroom 14E before Judge Michael J. Davis. (Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
142008-01-18 MEMORANDUM in Support re 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) filed by Soterra, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
152008-01-18 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Soterra, Inc. re 14 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 13 Notice of Hearing on Motion, 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) (Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 01/18/2008)
162008-01-31 RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited of Chong Corporation as corporate parent and/or publicly held company. (Gust, Robert) (Entered: 01/31/2008)
172008-01-31 RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Soterra, Inc. that there is no such parent or publicly held corporation to report. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 01/31/2008)
182008-02-07 MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Gust, Robert) (Entered: 02/07/2008)
192008-02-07 AFFIDAVIT of William Bartkowski in OPPOSITION TO 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 3-5 of Bartkowski Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit(s) 6-10 of Bartkowski Affidavit)(Gust, Robert) (Entered: 02/07/2008)
202008-02-07 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited re 18 MEMORANDUM in Opposition, 19 AFFIDAVIT of William Bartkowski(Gust, Robert) Modified text and link on 2/7/2008 (jdf). (Entered: 02/07/2008)
212008-02-13 NOTICE to Attorneys. The Motion to Dismiss hearing scheduled for 3/7/08 will begin at 8:00 a.m before Judge Michael J. Davis in Courtroom 14E. (kmw) (Entered: 02/13/2008)
222008-02-15 REPLY to Response to Motion re 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) filed by Soterra, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1 Word Count Compliance Certificate, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 02/15/2008)
232008-03-07 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Michael J. Davis: Motion Hearing held on 3/7/2008 re 12 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6) filed by Soterra, Inc. Motion was moved, argued and taken under advisement. (Court Reporter Ron Moen) (kmw) Written Order forthcoming. Modified text on 3/7/2008 (jdf). (Entered: 03/07/2008)
242008-04-07 ORDER granting in part and denying in part 12 Motion to Dismiss (Written Opinion). Signed by Judge Michael J. Davis on April 6, 2008. (SMS) (Entered: 04/07/2008)
252008-04-18 ANSWER to Complaint by Soterra, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Sepura, Karen) Modified text on 4/21/2008 (jdf). (Entered: 04/18/2008)
262008-04-24 ORDER/NOTICE OF PRETRIAL CONFERENCE: Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 5/27/2008, Pretrial Conference set for 6/2/2008 02:00 PM in St Paul - Suite 720 before Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan. Signed by Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan on 4/23/08. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Form)(kt) (Entered: 04/24/2008)
272008-05-22 REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited.(Lindberg, Anne) (Entered: 05/22/2008)
282008-05-29 TEXT-ONLY ENTRY. CLERK'S NOTICE OF REASSIGNMENT OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE. The Clerk of Court is directed to reassign the Magistrate Judge in this case. Case is reassigned to Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes for all further proceedings. Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan no longer assigned to the case. In addition, any proceedings currently scheduled before the transferring Magistrate Judge will proceed in front of that Judge, unless directed otherwise. Please contact Jackie Phipps, at (612) 664-5470, for scheduling or other matters related to Magistrate Judge Keyes. NOTE: the new case number is 07cv4730 MJD/JJK. Please use this case number for all subsequent pleadings. (JME) (Entered: 05/29/2008)
292008-06-02 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan: Initial Pretrial Conference held on 6/2/2008. Scheduling order to be issued. (kt) (Entered: 06/03/2008)
302008-06-06 PRETRIAL SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 9/1/2008, Discovery due by 5/1/2009, Motions (non-disp) due 9/1/2009, Motions (disp) due by 11/1/2009, Ready for trial due by 2/1/2010. Signed by Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan on 6/6/08. (kt) (Entered: 06/06/2008)
312008-06-23 STIPULATION for Protective Order by Soterra, Inc.. (Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 06/23/2008)
322008-06-23 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Soterra, Inc. (Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 06/23/2008)
332008-06-23 PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes on 6/23/08. (akl) (Entered: 06/24/2008)
342008-07-15 AMENDED COMPLAINT against Soterra, Inc., filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Lindberg, Anne) (Entered: 07/15/2008)
352008-07-15 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited re 34 Amended Complaint (Lindberg, Anne) (Entered: 07/15/2008)
362008-07-29 ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Soterra, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service) (Sepura, Karen) Modified text on 8/1/2008 (jdf). (Entered: 07/29/2008)
372008-11-13 ORDER of Settlement Conference set for 1/7/2009 09:30 AM in St. Paul - Courtroom 6A before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes on 11/13/08. (kt) (Entered: 11/13/2008)
382008-12-23 MOTION to Compel Discovery by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Lindberg, Anne) (Entered: 12/23/2008)
392008-12-23 NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 38 MOTION to Compel Discovery : Motion Hearing set for 1/8/2009 10:00 AM in St. Paul - Courtroom 6A before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes. (Lindberg, Anne) (Entered: 12/23/2008)
402008-12-23 MEMORANDUM in Support re 38 MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Lindberg, Anne) DOCUMENTS RECEIVED IN CLERK'S OFFICE 12/23/08 VEM. (Entered: 12/23/2008)
412008-12-23 DOCUMENT FILED IN ERROR, WILL RE-FILE. LR7.1 WORD COUNT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited re 40 Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Lindberg, Anne) Modified text on 12/24/2008 (JME). (Entered: 12/23/2008)
422008-12-23 Declaration of Anne K. Lindberg in Support of 40 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 38 MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, part 1, # 2 Exhibit 1, part 2, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, part 1, # 5 Exhibit 3 part 2, # 6 Exhibit 4, # 7 Exhibit 5)(Lindberg, Anne) Deleted duplicate text on 12/24/2008 (JME). DOCUMENTS RECEIVED IN CLERK'S OFFICE 12/23/08 VEM. (Entered: 12/23/2008)
432008-12-23 Declaration of Robert A. Gust in Support of 40 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 38 MOTION to Compel Discovery filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1 and 2)(Lindberg, Anne) Deleted duplicate text on 12/24/2008 (JME). DOCUMENTS RECEIVED IN CLERK'S OFFICE 12/23/08 VEM. (Entered: 12/23/2008)
442008-12-23 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re: 38 MOTION to Compel Discovery, 39 NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION, 40 MEMORANDUM in Support, 41 LR7.1 WORD COUNT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE, 42 Declaration of Anne K. Lindberg, 43 Declaration of Robert A. Gust by Ruyan of America, Inc. Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited (Lindberg, Anne) Added links on 12/24/2008 (JME). (Entered: 12/23/2008)
452008-12-24 LR7.1 WORD COUNT COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited re 40 Memorandum in Support of Motion filed by Ruyan of America, Inc., Ruyan Group (Holdings) Limited. (Lindberg, Anne) (Entered: 12/24/2008)
462009-01-05 STIPULATION of Dismissal with Prejudice by Soterra, Inc. and Plaintiffs. (Sepura, Karen) Modified filers on 1/6/2009 (RLR). (Entered: 01/05/2009)
472009-01-05 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Soterra, Inc. re 46 Stipulation of Dismissal (Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 01/05/2009)
482009-01-05 LETTER TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE by Soterra, Inc. (Sepura, Karen) (Entered: 01/05/2009)
492009-01-07 ORDER DISMISSING CASE. Signed by Chief Judge Michael J. Davis on 1/5/09. (kmw) (Entered: 01/07/2009)