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Synopsys, Inc v. Mentor Graphics Corporation

April 1, 2013

SYNOPSYS, INC., PLAINTIFF(S),
v.
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION, DEFENDANT(S).



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maxine M. Chesney United States District Judge

PRETRIAL PREPARATION ORDER

It is hereby ORDERED pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Local Rules of this Court:

JURY TRIAL DATE: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., Courtroom 7, 19th floor.

TRIAL LENGTH is estimated to be Six (6) days.

DISCOVERY PLAN: Per Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rules, subject to any provisions below.

NON-EXPERT DISCOVERY CUTOFF May 12, 2014 .

DESIGNATION OF EXPERTS:

Plaintiff/Defendant: No later than June 6, 2014 . Plaintiff/Defendant: Rebuttal no later than June 20, 2014.

Parties shall conform to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2).

EXPERT DISCOVERY CUTOFF July 11, 2014 .

DISCOVERY MATTERS are referred to a Magistrate Judge and are to be noticed for hearing before the assigned Magistrate Judge.

DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS shall be filed no later than July 25, 2014 , and shall be noticed for hearing 35 days thereafter.

SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE shall be held before Magistrate Judge N/A and scheduled to take place no later than 30 days prior to the Pretrial Conference.

PRETRIAL CONFERENCE DATE: October 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

COUNSEL WHO INTEND TO TRY THE CASE MUST ATTEND THE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE. Counsel shall be prepared to discuss all aspects of the case, including settlement. Pretrial shall conform to the attached instructions.

MEET AND CONFER (Civil L.R. 16-10(b)(5): Lead trial counsel shall meet and confer no later than September 8, 2014.

FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

FURTHER STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT DUE: Friday, January 10, 2014.

ADDITIONAL ORDERS:

Case previously referred to Private Mediation by agreement of the parties.

Deadline to amend pleadings is July 2, 2013.

Patent Local Rules deadlines are as set forth in parties joint case management conference statement filed on March 22, 2013.

Tutorial (45 minutes each side) set for October 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Claim Construction hearing (1 hour each side) set for October 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (Joint claim construction statement due by August 5, 2013)

See attached Pretrial Instructions.

PLAINTIFF IS ORDERED TO SERVE A COPY OF THIS ORDER ON ANY PARTY SUBSEQUENTLY ...


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