The opinion of the court was delivered by: Howard R. Lloyd United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER RELATING CASES AND SETTING CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE [Re: Docket No. 28]
At the direction of this court, the parties filed a joint Motion for Administrative Relief to Consider Whether Cases Should be Related (Civil L.R. 3-12). The time for filing an opposition or 18 statement of support has passed. As the judge assigned to the earliest filed case, I find that the more 19 recently filed cases listed below are related to the above-captioned case assigned to me and such 20 cases-to the extent that they are not already assigned to me-shall be reassigned to me.
C11-03410 HRL Innovative Automation LLC v. Mediatechnics Systems, Inc. et al.
C11-03411 CRB Innovative Automation LLC v. DisCopyLabs
C11-03412 HRL Innovative Automation LLC v. Acutrack, Inc.
C11-04224 HRL Rimage Corp. v. Innovative Automation LLC
Counsel are instructed that all future filings in any reassigned case are to bear my initials 27 immediately after the case number. All previously set case management dates are VACATED. This 28 court will hold a Case Management Conference in ALL five cases on November 30, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 2, Fifth Floor, Robert F. Peckham Federal Courthouse, San Jose, CA. All 2 counsel in all cases will meet and confer and cooperate in the preparation of a single Joint Case 3
Management Conference Statement to be filed by November 22, 2011. Counsel shall comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f), Civil L. R. 16-8 and 16-9, and Patent L. R. 3-1 through 3-6. The court also 5 seeks input from counsel on how to most efficiently manage these related cases, avoiding needless 6 duplication of effort while assuring the legitimate interests of each party are appropriately observed. 7
I certify that on the date stated below, I lodged a copy of this order with each judicial officer 3 and I mailed a copy to each counsel of record or pro se party in the cases listed above.
Richard W. Wieking, Clerk