Court Denied Parties’ Motion to Extend Discovery Deadlines

January 29, 2018 – On January 26, 2018, the court denied the parties’ stipulated motion to extend discovery deadlines and continue trial. “New counsel, hired last fall, must have been aware that the case had a trial date set [in 12 months]. If counsel could not commit to the date, they should not have accepted the engagement. The Court will consider a request to extend dates not related to the trial specifically, or any motion practice, as long as the parties understand that moving such deadlines may mean that they may have to dual-track motion practice and trial preparation.”

The Regents of the University of California sued St. Jude Medical, Inc. for patent infringement on October 27, 2016, alleging the use of various St. Jude catheters used to treat atrial fibrillation infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,164,283 and 6,502,576. These patents relate to devices and methods for forming a circumferential block in a pulmonary vein.  The case is captioned The Regents of the University of California Sues St. Jude Medical, Inc., and is pending in the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, 16-cv-06210.

By: Judy Kim