Google Acquires Girafa.com’s Image Preview Patents

On December 12, 2007, Girafa.com Inc. filed a lawsuit agains Amazon Web Services and a number of other parties for patent infringement over a patent titled Framework for providing visual context to www hyperlinks (6,864,904).

The case claimed that defendants Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com, Inc., Alexa Internet, Inc., IAC Search & Media, Inc., Snap Technologies, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., Smartdevil Inc., Exalead, Inc. and Exalead S.A. were infringing upon Girafa.com’s patent by displaying thumbnail images of websites as described in Girafa.com’s patent. The case was closed in The Delaware District Court for the District of Delaware in September of 2009 after claims against the parties involved were either dismissed or settled or both.

Google wasn’t a named party in the suit, but has been displaying Instant Previews of websites on desktop search results since last November, and on search results on mobile devices since March 8, 2011. Earlier this month, Google was assigned the Girafa.com patent at the heart of the earlier law suit, along with an updated continuation patent.

The patents cover the display of a preview thumbnail of a page associated with a hyperlink pointing to that page, like in the image below:

A screenshot of Google's search results on a search for [SEO by the Sea] with an Instant Preview of the page being displayed.

The patents were recorded as assigned to Google on June 9th, 2011.

Framework for providing visual context to WWW hyperlinks
Invented by Shirli Ran, Eldad Barnoon, Yuval Yarom
Assigned to Girafa.com Inc.
US Patent 7,716,569
Granted May 11, 2010
Filed: January 5, 2005

Abstract

A method and a system for presenting Internet information to a user including providing to a user a visual image of a web page containing at least one hyperlink, and at least partially concurrently providing a visual image of another web page of at least one web site which is represented by the at least one hyperlink.

Framework for providing visual context to www hyperlinks
Invented by Shirli Ran, Eldad Barnoon, Yuval Yarom
Assigned to Girafa.com Inc.
US Patent 6,864,904
Granted March 8, 2005
Filed: November 8, 2000

Abstract

A method and a system for presenting Internet information to a user including providing to a user a visual image of a web page containing at least one hyperlink, and at least partially concurrently providing a visual image of another web page of at least one web site which is represented by the at least one hyperlink.

Conclusion

On its face, it seems somewhat obvious to me that people might show thumbnails of webpages associated with links pointing to those pages, but in spite of that, Girafa.com was granted a patent for doing so, and launched a pretty significant legal battle against some of the biggest sites on the Web over the patent.

The patents themselves are silent on the possibility that the use of the images from other sites might be considered copyright infringement, and it’s possible that the use of a small enough thumbnail might be considered fair use. The use of thumbnail images in Google’s image search were at the heart of a couple of German legal battles resolved in Google’s favor last year. Google originally lost in Germany until the German Supreme Court overturned the cases.

The acquisition of these two patents from Girafa.com don’t appear to add any new technological abilities to Google, and it’s impossible to tell if Google acquired Girafa.com Inc., or just the patents. The company’s website is still online and offering services. The acquisition of the patents appears to be a defensive move, aimed at protecting Google from potential patent infringement litigation over the use of thumbnails associated with specific web address in search results.

Google recently filed the opening bid on over 6,000 patents from Nortel for an auction that will be held towards the end of this month, and told us that one of their primary motivations was to acquire a patent portfolio that could help them against patent infringement cases in the future. It’s quite possible that some of those patents also contain inventions that Google could develop as well, as they continue to move into the wireless and mobile marketplace.

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39 thoughts on “Google Acquires Girafa.com’s Image Preview Patents”

  1. Hi Bill,

    Just wondering… of the 6K Nortel patents Google may purchase, are there any that stand out to you as being particularly appealing?

    Cheers!

  2. Soon, Google will own everything. I am convinced of this.

    Is this a good thing?

    Mark

  3. Regarding the Nortel, it looks like Apple just threw its hat in the ring and was just approved to bid for the 6000 Nortel patents also. This will be interesting to see who wins out that little proxy war.

  4. Any info on where there may be some specifics on these patents? Not that I have time to browse through 6000 of them… but it would be some great research on a rainy day. Nice post!

  5. I clicked on the patent link and in the USPTO record Girafa is still the assignee and not Google?! Can you explain this?

  6. Hi Bill,

    Seems like the google approach is the pre-emptive strike – ensure that they own the patents before they can be sued for breaching the copyrights.

    Do we know if the claims that were dropped in Sept. 2009 in delaware were settled or dismissed – it would be tricky to understand the value of the patents in terms of additional traffic through functionality but in terms of settlements it may have been the most cost effective option!

    Tom

  7. Hi Mike,

    I’ve just really started brushing the surface of all of the pending and granted patents that they hold. With approximately 6,000 of them, it’s not going to be quick or easy to dig through them all. They supposedly cover a pretty wide range of inventions as well, including a lot that address wireless networking.

  8. Hi Mark,

    With Apple and Microsoft and Facebook and all of the other technology companies that are sparring against Google in different markets, it’s going to be a challenge for the search engine to keep up against some of these companies.

    Google has been diversifying over the past few years, but it’s going to take a while for technologies like driverless cars to become commonplace. Some of the technologies that might develop while Google tries to make that a reality might end up being lucative for them.

    And, for Google to continue to expand into other markets, or provide additional services on top of what they already offer, they are going to have to look closely at doing things like licensing or buying pre-existing technologies, like the Girafa.com patents.

    If some of that they develop helps other companies start and grow and thrive, then Google’s growth isn’t a bad thing at all.

  9. Hi Mark Matthews

    I have had a chance to skim over the titles of a number of those Nortel patent filings, and there does seem to be some potential gold in there. What’s more surprising than Apple jumping up to participate is that there aren’t more companies getting involved in the bidding. It will be interesting to see who wins.

    Google has been buying up the right to use patents from Verizon and Hitachi and some others involving mobile and wireless, and I’d guess that they’ve acquired more than 100 or so over the past year. Adding another 6,000 would give them (or Apple) a nice sized patent portfolio.

  10. Hi Christopher,

    The best place to find out more about those patent filings might be the United States Trademark and Patent Office databases on their website, but you could probably also do a search at Google’s patent search, using the advanced search feature, and putting Nortel in there as the Assignee, like this:

    http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=pts&hl=en&q=inassignee:Nortel&num=100

    I look at approximately 40-50 patents and patent applications a week on a normal week, trying to decide what to write about here. Going through 6,000 might require more than a couple of rainy days. :)

  11. Its sad that big business can hoover up patents just on the off chance that there is something interesting. Way of the world I guess!

  12. Hi Michael,

    The documents in the USTPO databases aren’t updated when an assignment is made of a patent, but there is an assignment database that the USTPO keeps that lists when an assignment has been made. Unfortunately, it isn’t the most organized or easiest to use database. But the patents have been assigned to Google.

    So, if you look at the Girafa.com Inc. patents themselves, you won’t see Google’s name on them as the assignee, but the Assignment database does list them as having been assigned to Google, and the “recording” date for that assignment is June 6, 2011.

    See:

    http://assignments.uspto.gov/assignments/q?db=pat&pat=6864904

    http://assignments.uspto.gov/assignments/q?db=pat&pat=7716569

    ps. I’ve been wishing for years that the USTPO would improve their databases, and making them easier to use. I don’t know if we’ll see that anytime in the near future.

  13. Hi Tom,

    It does look like Google was pretty careful about making sure to have some kind of legal standing in place to use thumbnails in their Instant Previews.

    I did get a copy of the docket sheet, but only really took a look at the complaint itself. There aren’t always many details about a settlement when notice of it is filed with the courts.

    Since I went through the effort of getting the docket sheet, maybe I should reproduce it here over the course of a few comments:

    U.S. District Court
    District of Delaware (Wilmington)
    CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:07-cv-00787-SLR

    Girafa.com Inc. v. Amazon Web Services LLC et al
    Assigned to: Judge Sue L. Robinson
    Cause: 28:1338 Patent Infringement

    Date Filed # Docket Text

    12/05/2007 1 COMPLAINT filed with Jury Demand against Smartdevil Inc., Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc. – Magistrate Consent Notice to Pltf. ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 149785.) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Civil Cover Sheet # 3 Acknowledgement of Consent Form)(ead) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/05/2007 Summons Issued as to Smartdevil Inc. on 12/5/2007; Exalead S.A. on 12/5/2007; Exalead Inc. on 12/5/2007; Amazon Web Services LLC on 12/5/2007; Amazon.com Inc. on 12/5/2007; Alexa Internet Inc. on 12/5/2007; IAC Search & Media Inc. on 12/5/2007; Snap Technologies Inc. on 12/5/2007; Yahoo! Inc. on 12/5/2007. (ead) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/05/2007 2 Notice of Availability of a U.S. Magistrate Judge to Exercise Jurisdiction (ead) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/06/2007 3 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. Exalead Inc. served on 12/5/2007, answer due 12/26/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/06/2007 4 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. Yahoo! Inc. served on 12/5/2007, answer due 12/26/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/06/2007 5 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. Amazon Web Services LLC served on 12/5/2007, answer due 12/26/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered:
    12/06/2007)

    12/06/2007 6 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. Amazon.com Inc. served on 12/5/2007, answer due 12/26/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/06/2007 7 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. IAC Search & Media Inc. served on 12/5/2007, answer due 12/26/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/06/2007 8 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. Alexa Internet Inc. served on 12/5/2007, answer due 12/26/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/06/2007 9 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. Snap Technologies Inc. served on 12/5/2007, answer due 12/26/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/06/2007)

    12/11/2007 Summons reissued as to Exalead S.A. on 12/11/2007. (rwc) (Entered: 12/11/2007)

    12/12/2007 Case assigned to Judge Sue L. Robinson. Please include the initials of the Judge (SLR) after the case number on all documents filed. (rjb) (Entered: 12/12/2007)

    12/17/2007 CORRECTING ENTRY: DI 10 has been deleted from the docket as it was not signed by defendants’ counsel (filed as a stipulation to extend time to respond to the answer); plaintiff’s counsel will refile the document. (bkb) (Entered: 12/18/2007)

    12/18/2007 10 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to complaint (UNOPPOSED) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/18/2007)

    12/19/2007 SO ORDERED, re 10 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to complaint (UNOPPOSED) filed by Girafa.com Inc.; Reset answer deadlines to 1/15/08.. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/15/07. (bkb) (Entered: 12/19/2007)

    12/20/2007 11 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Unopposed) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Balick, Steven) (Entered: 12/20/2007)

    12/21/2007 12 AFFIDAVIT of Tiffany Geyer Lydon (Affidavit of Mailing as to Alexa Internet, Inc.) filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/21/2007)

    12/28/2007 13 NOTICE of Appearance by Thomas C. Grimm on behalf of Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 12/28/2007)

    01/02/2008 14 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Girafa.com Inc.. Smartdevil Inc. served on 12/10/2007, answer due 12/30/2007. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/02/2008)

    01/03/2008 SO ORDERED – granting re 11 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint – Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: IAC Search & Media Inc. answer due 1/15/2008; Snap Technologies Inc. answer due 1/15/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/3/08. (rwc) (Entered: 01/03/2008)

    01/05/2008 15 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Unopposed) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Balick, Steven) (Entered: 01/05/2008)

    01/08/2008 SO ORDERED, re 15 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Unopposed) filed by Girafa.com Inc., Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: Smartdevil Inc. answer due 1/15/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/8/08. (dab) (Entered: 01/08/2008)

    01/11/2008 16 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/11/2008)

    01/11/2008 17 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, – filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc.. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 01/11/2008)

    01/14/2008 SO ORDERED, re 16 Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by Girafa.com Inc., Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: Yahoo! Inc. answer due 1/30/2008.. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/14/08. (bkb) (Entered: 01/14/2008)

    01/14/2008 18 ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand, COUNTERCLAIM [Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com, Inc., and Alexa Internet, Inc.’s Answer, Defenses, and Counterclaims to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Complaint for Patent Infringement] against Girafa.com Inc. by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Horwitz, Richard) (Entered: 01/14/2008)

    01/14/2008 19 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Thomas G. Pasternak, R. David Donoghue, M. Elizabeth Day and Gregory J. Lundell of DLA Piper US LLP – filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Horwitz, Richard) (Entered: 01/14/2008)

    01/15/2008 20 Disclosure Statement pursuant to Rule 7.1 filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc. identifying none as to Amazon.com, Inc.; Amazon.com, Inc. as to Amazon Web Services LLC and Alexa Internet, Inc. as Corporate Parent. (Moore, David) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

    01/15/2008 21 ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand, COUNTERCLAIM against Girafa.com Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

    01/15/2008 22 Disclosure Statement pursuant to Rule 7.1 filed by Snap Technologies Inc. identifying none as Corporate Parent. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

    01/15/2008 SO ORDERED, re 17 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by Exalead Inc., Exalead S.A. Exalead will accept service of process on behalf of Exalead S.A. Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: Exalead S.A. answer due 1/30/2008; Exalead Inc. answer due 1/30/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on
    1/15/08. (dab) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

    01/15/2008 23 ANSWER to Complaint with Jury Demand, COUNTERCLAIM against Girafa.com Inc. by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

    01/15/2008 24 Disclosure Statement pursuant to Rule 7.1 filed by IAC Search & Media Inc. identifying IAC/InteractiveCorp as Corporate Parent. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 01/15/2008)

    01/16/2008 25 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney William H. Mandir, John F. Rabena, Trevor C. Hill, and Chandran B. Iyer – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/16/2008)

    01/17/2008 SO ORDERED, re 19 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Thomas G. Pasternak, R. David Donoghue, M. Elizabeth Day and Gregory J. Lundell of DLA Piper US LLP filed by Alexa Internet Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/17/08. (nfn, ) (Entered: 01/17/2008)

    01/17/2008 26 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Claude M. Stern, Jennifer A. Kash and Antonio Sistos – filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 01/17/2008)

    01/21/2008 27 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Unopposed) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Balick, Steven) (Entered: 01/21/2008)

    01/23/2008 SO ORDERED, re 27 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Unopposed) filed by Girafa.com Inc., Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: Smartdevil Inc. answer due 1/30/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/23/08. (dab) (Entered: 01/23/2008)

    01/24/2008 SO ORDERED, re 26 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Claude M. Stern, Jennifer A. Kash and Antonio Sistos filed by IAC Search & Media Inc. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/24/08. (rwc) (Entered: 01/24/2008)

    01/25/2008 SO ORDERED, re 25 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney William H. Mandir, John F. Rabena, Trevor C. Hill, and Chandran B. Iyer filed by Girafa.com Inc. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/25/08. (fmt) (Entered: 01/25/2008)

    01/30/2008 28 ANSWER to Complaint with JURY DEMAND, COUNTERCLAIM , and Affirmative Defenses against Girafa.com Inc. by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

    01/30/2008 29 Disclosure Statement pursuant to Rule 7.1 filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc. identifying Exalead S.A as Exalead, Inc.’s corporate parent. (Exalead S.A. does not have a corporate parent.) as Corporate Parent. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

    01/30/2008 30 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Unopposed) by Defendants Yahoo! Inc. and Smartdevil Inc. – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Balick, Steven) (Entered: 01/30/2008)

    01/31/2008 SO ORDERED, re 30 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Unopposed); Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: Smartdevil Inc. answer due
    2/13/2008; Yahoo! Inc. answer due 2/13/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/31/08. (fmt) (Entered: 01/31/2008)

    02/07/2008 31 Report to the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks for Patent/Trademark Number(s) 6,864,904; (ead) (Entered: 02/07/2008)

    02/07/2008 32 ANSWER to Counterclaim of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/07/2008)

    02/07/2008 33 ANSWER to Counterclaim of Defendants Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com, Inc. and Alexa Internet, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/07/2008)

    02/07/2008 34 ANSWER to Counterclaim of Snap Technologies, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/07/2008)

    02/08/2008 35 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Harold V. Johnson and Scott A. Timmerman – filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc.. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 02/08/2008)

    02/13/2008 SO ORDERED, re 35 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Harold V. Johnson and Scott A. Timmerman filed by Exalead Inc., Exalead S.A. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 2/13/2008. (nfn) (Entered: 02/13/2008)

    02/15/2008 36 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Daniel M. Cislo and Mark D. Nielsen – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 02/15/2008)

    02/15/2008 37 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to complaint (UNOPPOSED) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/15/2008)

    02/19/2008 38 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to the complaint (UNOPPOSED) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/19/2008)

    02/20/2008 SO ORDERED, re 37 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to complaint (UNOPPOSED) filed by Girafa.com Inc., Reset Answer Deadlines: Yahoo! Inc. answer due 2/29/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 2/20/2008. (nfn) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

    02/20/2008 SO ORDERED, re 38 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to the complaint (UNOPPOSED) filed by Girafa.com Inc., Reset Answer Deadlines: Smartdevil Inc. answer due 2/29/2008.Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 2/20/2008. (nfn) (Entered: 02/20/2008)

    02/22/2008 39 ANSWER to 28 Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/22/2008)
    02/25/2008 SO ORDERED, re 36 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Daniel M. Cislo and Mark D. Nielsen filed by Snap Technologies Inc. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 2/25/2008. (nfn) (Entered: 02/25/2008)

    02/29/2008 40 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Defendants Yahoo! Inc. and Smartdevil Inc.) (Unopposed) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Balick, Steven) (Entered: 02/29/2008)

    03/04/2008 SO ORDERED, re 40 MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to the Complaint (Defendants Yahoo! Inc. and Smartdevil Inc.) (Unopposed) filed by Girafa.com Inc., Reset Answer Deadlines: Smartdevil Inc. answer due 3/17/2008; Yahoo! Inc. answer due 3/17/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/4/2008. (nfn) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

    03/13/2008 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/13/2008)

    03/13/2008 42 SEALED OPENING BRIEF in Support re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Girafa.com Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 3/31/2008. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/13/2008)

    03/13/2008 43 SEALED DECLARATION re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 42 Opening Brief in Support (DECLARATION OF SHIRLI RAN) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/13/2008)

    03/13/2008 44 DECLARATION re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 42 Opening Brief in Support (DECLARATION OF DR. BRAD A. MYERS) by Girafa.com Inc. (Lydon, Tiffany) Additional attachments added on 3/20/2008 (nfn). Modified on 3/20/2008 (nfn). (Entered: 03/13/2008)

    03/17/2008 45 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to the complaint (UNOPPOSED) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/17/2008)

    03/17/2008 46 ORDER Setting Hearings( Scheduling TeleConference set for 3/31/2008 08:30 AM before Judge Sue L. Robinson.). Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/17/08. (fmt) (Entered: 03/17/2008)

    03/18/2008 SO ORDERED, re 45 MOTION for Extension of Time to respond to the complaint (UNOPPOSED) filed by Girafa.com Inc., Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: Yahoo! Inc. answer due 3/31/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/18/2008. (nfn) (Entered: 03/18/2008)

    03/19/2008 47 REDACTED VERSION of 42 Opening Brief in Support by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 part 2)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/19/2008)

    03/19/2008 48 REDACTED VERSION of 43 Declaration by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2 through 6)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/19/2008)

    03/20/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: D.I. 44 was modified to add the pdfs for the Declaration as well as Exhibits A-M per the request of counsel who decided that they did not need to file it as a sealed document. (nfn) (Entered: 03/20/2008)

  14. Docket Sheet Continued….

    03/24/2008 49 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Initial Disclosure Pursuant to Rule 26(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/24/2008)

    03/25/2008 Set/Reset Hearings: Scheduling TeleConference reset for 3/31/2008 02:00 PM before Judge Sue L. Robinson. (fmt) Modified on 3/25/2008 (fmt). (Entered: 03/25/2008)

    03/27/2008 50 STIPULATION re: Preliminary Injunction Related Briefing and Discovery Schedule re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Horwitz, Richard) (Entered:
    03/27/2008)

    03/27/2008 51 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Requests for Production of Documents and Things (Set No. 1) by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 03/27/2008)

    03/28/2008 52 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Initial Disclosures of Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC and Alexa Internet, Inc. by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

    03/28/2008 53 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Initial Disclosures by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

    03/28/2008 54 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Anne Shea Gaza regarding Proposed Scheduling Order. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 03/28/2008)

    03/28/2008 55 Letter to Judge Robinson from Stephen Lim regarding Smartdevil’s inability to afford a U.S. attorney. (nfn) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

    03/31/2008 SO ORDERED, re 50 Stipulation filed by Alexa Internet Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/31/2008. (nfn) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

    03/31/2008 56 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Exalead S.A. and Exalead, Inc.’s Amended Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 [served March 28, 2008] by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 03/31/2008)

    03/31/2008 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sue L. Robinson – Scheduling TeleConference held on 3/31/2008. Counsel to submit final scheduling order to the court. (Court Reporter not present.) (fmt) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

    04/01/2008 57 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 26(a)(1) by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

    04/03/2008 58 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer (UNOPPOSED) – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/03/2008)

    04/03/2008 59 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc. by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 04/03/2008)

    04/04/2008 60 Letter to The Hon. Sue L. Robinson from Jeffrey L. Moyer regarding proposed scheduling order – re Scheduling Conference. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order (Scheduling Order))(Moyer, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/04/2008)

    04/04/2008 CASE REFERRED to Mediation. (rpg) (Entered: 04/09/2008)

    04/08/2008 SO ORDERED, re 58 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer (UNOPPOSED) filed by Girafa.com Inc., Set/Reset Answer Deadlines: Yahoo! Inc. answer due 4/18/2008. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 4/8/08. (nfn) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

    04/08/2008 61 SCHEDULING ORDER: Case referred to the Magistrate Judge for the purpose of exploring ADR. Discovery Conference set for 9/3/2008 04:30 PM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. Amended Pleadings due by 11/21/2008. Joinder of Parties due by 11/21/2008. Discovery due by 4/30/2009. Claim Construction Opening Brief due by 6/1/2009. Response briefs due by 7/10/2009. Dispositive Motions due by 6/1/2009. Oral Argument set for 8/7/2009 09:30 AM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. Final Pretrial Conference set for 9/23/2009 04:30 PM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. Jury Trial set for 10/5/2009 09:30 AM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 4/8/2008. See order for further details.(fmt) (Entered: 04/08/2008)

    04/10/2008 62 ORDER Setting Mediation Conference: Telephone Conference set for 6/11/2008 02:00 PM before Judge Leonard P. Stark. Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 4/10/2008. (rpg) (Entered: 04/10/2008)

    04/14/2008 63 REQUEST for Default as to Smartdevil Inc. – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Entry of Default)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/14/2008)

    04/14/2008 64 AFFIDAVIT of Tiffany Geyer Lydon re 63 REQUEST for Default as to Smartdevil Inc. filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A – B)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/14/2008)

    04/18/2008 65 ANSWER to 1 Complaint, Yahoo!’s Answer, Defenses, and Counterclaims, COUNTERCLAIM against Girafa.com Inc. by Yahoo! Inc..(Blumenfeld, Jack) (Entered: 04/18/2008)

    04/18/2008 66 Disclosure Statement pursuant to Rule 7.1 filed by Yahoo! Inc.. (Blumenfeld, Jack) (Entered: 04/18/2008)

    04/21/2008 67 ORDER granting 63 Motion for Entry of Default. However, under the circumstances, the court will not entertain a motion for judgment by default against this foreign defendant until the case has been resolved against the other defendants. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 4/21/08. (fmt) (Entered: 04/21/2008)

    04/21/2008 Copy of D.I. 67 mailed to Stephen Lim, Smartdevil, Inc., 2156 Rousseau, Montreal, Quebec H8N 1K7, Canada. (fmt) (Entered: 04/21/2008)

    04/25/2008 68 Letter to Judge Robinson from Stephen Lim regarding 67 Order on Motion for Entry of Default. (nmf) (Entered: 04/25/2008)

    04/28/2008 69 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Requests for Production of Documents and Things (Set No. 1) by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

    04/28/2008 70 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Alexa Internet, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories and First Request For Production of Documents by Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 04/28/2008)

    05/01/2008 71 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Carl J. Pellegrini – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 05/01/2008)

    05/05/2008 72 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 05/05/2008)

    05/06/2008 SO ORDERED, re 71 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Carl J. Pellegrini filed by Girafa.com Inc.. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 05/06/2008. (lid) (Entered: 05/06/2008)

    05/12/2008 73 ANSWER to 65 Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim (Reply to Counterlcaims of Defendant Yahoo! Inc.) by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 05/12/2008)

    05/16/2008 74 ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Snap Technologies Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 5/27/2008. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 75 DECLARATION re 74 Answering Brief in Opposition Declaration of Thomas P. McGovern Jr. in Opposition to Girafa.Com’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 76 DECLARATION re 74 Answering Brief in Opposition Declaration of Michael Agostino in Opposition to Girafa.Com’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 77 DECLARATION re 74 Answering Brief in Opposition Declaration of Mark D. Nielsen in Opposition to Girafa.Com’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B-I)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 78 SEALED EXHIBIT re 77 Declaration SEALED Exhibit J to Declaration of Mark K. Nielsen by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 79 DECLARATION re 74 Answering Brief in Opposition Declaration of Gabriel Robins, Ph.D. by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Part 2 of Declaration of Gabriel Robins, Ph.D., # 2 Exhibit 1-3, # 3 Exhibit 4-5, # 4 Exhibit 6-12, # 5 Exhibit 13-20, # 6 Exhibit 21-30)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 80 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 5/27/2008. (Moore, David) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 81 SEALED DECLARATION re 80 Answering Brief in Opposition (SEALED DECLARATION OF R. DAVID DONOGHUE IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ OPPOSITION TO GIRAFA.COM, INC.’ MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 82 DECLARATION re 80 Answering Brief in Opposition (DECLARATION OF GREGOR ORELIND IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ OPPOSITION TO GIRAFA.COM, INC.’ MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Moore, David) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/17/2008: # 4 Main Document) (nmf, ). (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 83 DECLARATION re 80 Answering Brief in Opposition (DECLARATION OF JOSEPH HARDIN IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ OPPOSITION TO GIRAFA.COM, INC.’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION) (VOLUME 1 OF 2) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Compliance 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 (part 1), # 10 Exhibit I (part 2), # 11 Exhibit I (part 3), # 12 Exhibit J, # 13 Exhibit K, # 14 Exhibit L, # 15 Exhibit M, # 16 Exhibit N, # 17 Exhibit O, # 18 Exhibit P)(Moore, David) Modified on 5/19/2008 (lid). (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/16/2008 84 DECLARATION re 80 Answering Brief in Opposition (DECLARATION OF JOSEPH HARDIN IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ OPPOSITION TO GIRAFA.COM, INC.’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION) (VOLUME 2 OF 2) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Q, # 2 Exhibit R, # 3 Exhibit S, # 4 Exhibit T, # 5 Exhibit U, # 6 Exhibit V, # 7 Exhibit W, # 8 Exhibit X, # 9 Exhibit Y, # 10 Exhibit Z, # 11 Exhibit AA, # 12 Exhibit AB, # 13 Exhibit AC, # 14 Exhibit AD, # 15 Exhibit AE, # 16 Exhibit AF, # 17 Exhibit AG, # 18 Exhibit AH, # 19 Exhibit AI, # 20 Exhibit AJ (part 1), # 21 Exhibit AJ (part 2), # 22 Exhibit AK, # 23 Exhibit AL)(Moore, David) Modified on 5/19/2008 (lid). Modified on 5/20/2008 (lid). (Entered: 05/16/2008)

    05/20/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: Per request of counsel, text of D.I. numbers 83 and 84 have been modified. (lid) (Entered: 05/20/2008)

    05/22/2008 85 REDACTED VERSION of 80 Answering Brief in Opposition re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

    05/22/2008 86 REDACTED VERSION of 81 Declaration, re 80 Answering Brief in Opposition (SEALED DECLARATION OF R. DAVID DONOGHUE IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ OPPOSITION TO GIRAFA.COM, INC.’ MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-D)(Moore, David) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

    05/23/2008 87 REDACTED VERSION of 78 Exhibit to a Document Exhibit J to Declaration of Mark D. Nielsen in Opposition to Girafa.com’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 05/23/2008)

    05/28/2008 88 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff Girafa.Com, Inc.’s Responses and Objections to Defendant Alexa Internet, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 05/28/2008)

    05/29/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: Notice of Service (Originally D.I. 89) has been deleted per request of counsel and will be re-filed. (lid) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

    05/29/2008 89 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Alexa Internet Inc.’s First Request for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 05/29/2008)

    05/30/2008 90 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant Snap Technologies Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 05/30/2008)

    05/30/2008 91 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc.’s First Set of Requests for the Production of Documents and Things to Defendant Snap Technologies Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 05/30/2008)

    05/30/2008 92 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc’s First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant Yahoo! Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 05/30/2008)

    05/30/2008 93 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc’s First Set of Requests for the Production of Documents and Things to Defendant Yahoo! Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 05/30/2008)

    06/03/2008 94 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Michael Agostino on June 5, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/03/2008)

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    06/03/2008 95 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Thomas McGovern on June 5, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/03/2008)

    06/03/2008 96 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Greger Orelind on June 6, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/03/2008)

    06/03/2008 97 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Joseph Hardin on June 10, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/03/2008)

    06/03/2008 98 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Alison E. Monahan – filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/03/2008)

    06/04/2008 SO ORDERED- re 98 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Alison E. Monahan. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 06/04/2008. (lid) (Entered: 06/04/2008)

    06/04/2008 99 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Matthew D. Powers and Douglas E. Lumish – filed by Yahoo! Inc.. (Blumenfeld, Jack) (Entered: 06/04/2008)

    06/10/2008 SO ORDERED- re 99 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney’s Matthew D. Powers and Douglas E. Lumish. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 06/10/2008. (lid) (Entered: 06/10/2008)

    06/17/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: The pdf in D.I. 82 was replaced per the request of counsel. (nmf) (Entered: 06/17/2008)

    06/19/2008 100 ORDER Setting Mediation Conferences: Mediation Conference set for 7/16/2008 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2A before Judge Leonard P. Stark. Mediation Conference set for 7/17/2008 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2A before Judge Leonard P. Stark. Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 6/19/2008. (rpg) (Entered: 06/19/2008)

    06/23/2008 101 ORDER Setting Mediation Conference: Mediation Conference set for 9/3/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom 2A before Judge Leonard P. Stark. Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 6/23/2008. (rpg) (Entered: 06/23/2008)

    06/23/2008 102 MOTION to Amend/Correct 21 Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim Unopposed Motion of Snap Technologies, Inc. to File Amended Answer to Complaint, Affirmative Defenses, and Counterclaim – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/23/2008)

    06/30/2008 103 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Responses to Plaintiff, Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories and Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Responses to Plaintiff, Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Request for Production of Documents and Things by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/30/2008)

    07/01/2008 104 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com Inc.’s First Set of Requests for the Production of Documents and Things to Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

    07/01/2008 105 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc’s First Set of Requests for the Production of Documents and Things to Defendants Exalead Inc. and Exalead S.A. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

    07/01/2008 106 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com Inc’s First Set of Interrogatories to Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

    07/01/2008 107 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc’s First Set of Requests for the Production of Documents and Things to Defendants Amazon.Com, Inc., Amazon Web Services, LLC, and Alexa Internet, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

    07/01/2008 108 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc’s First Set of Interrogatories to Defendants Exalead Inc. and Exalead S.A. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

    07/01/2008 109 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Girafa.Com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories to Defendants Amazon.Com, Inc., Amazon Web Services, LLC, and Alexa Internet, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/01/2008)

    07/02/2008 110 ORDER Rescheduling the Appearance of IAC Search & Media Inc.’s Mediation Conference – re 100 Order Setting Mediation Conferences, 101 Order Setting Mediation Conference. Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 7/2/2008. (rpg) (Entered: 07/02/2008)

    07/02/2008 111 MOTION to Amend/Correct 18 Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim,, [UNOPPOSED MOTION TO AMEND ANSWER, DEFENSES AND COUNTERCLAIMS] – filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit First Amended Answer, Defenses and Counterclaims, # 3 Exhibit A to First Amended Answer, # 4 Exhibit B to First Amended Answer, # 5 Exhibit 2 – Blackline)(Moore, David) (Entered: 07/02/2008)

    07/03/2008 112 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/03/2008)

    07/03/2008 113 DECLARATION re 112 Reply Brief (Rebuttal Declaration of Dr. Brad A. Myers) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) Modified on 7/14/2008 (lid). (Entered: 07/03/2008)

    07/07/2008 SO ORDERED- re 111 MOTION to Amend/Correct 18 Answer to Complaint. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 07/03/2008. (lid) (Entered: 07/07/2008)

    07/10/2008 114 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.s First Set of Interrogatories to Girafa.com, Inc. and Snap Technologies, Inc.s First Set of Requests for Production of Documents to Girafa.com, Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/10/2008)

    07/11/2008 115 FIRST AMENDED ANSWER to 1 Complaint, with COUNTERCLAIM against Girafa.com Inc. by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(lid) (Entered: 07/11/2008)

    07/11/2008 116 REDACTED VERSION of 112 Reply Brief in Support of its Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/11/2008)

    07/14/2008 117 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Yen P. Nguyen – filed by Yahoo! Inc.. (Blumenfeld, Jack) (Entered: 07/14/2008)

    07/14/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to letter addressed to Court dated 07/14/2008, D.I. 113 was originally filed as sealed declaration and upon further review of document, counsel determined that document no longer needed to be sealed and requested that Court file document accordingly. (lid) (Entered: 07/14/2008)

    07/14/2008 118 MOTION for Leave to File Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Sur-Reply Brief in Response To Girafa.com’s Reply Brief In Support of Its Motion for Preliminary Injunction – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/14/2008)

    07/15/2008 119 MOTION for Leave to File Surreply in Response to Girafa.com, Inc.’s Reply Brief in Support of Its Motion For Preliminary Injunction – filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B (part 1), # 3 Exhibit B (part 2), # 4 Exhibit B (part 3), # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Moore, David) (Entered: 07/15/2008)

    07/15/2008 120 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.’s First Set of Requests for Admissions to Girafa.com, Inc. and Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Second Set of Requests for Production of Documents to Girafa.com, Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/15/2008)

    07/16/2008 SO ORDERED- re 102 MOTION to Amend/Correct 21 Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim Unopposed Motion of Snap Technologies, Inc. to File Amended Answer to Complaint, Affirmative Defenses, and Counterclaim. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 07/16/2008. (lid) (Entered: 07/16/2008)

    07/17/2008 121 AMENDED ANSWER to 1 Complaint with COUNTERCLAIM against Girafa.com Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc.. (lid) (Entered: 07/17/2008)

    07/18/2008 122 MOTION for Protective Order (Stipulated) – filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Agreement to Be Bound by Protective Order)(Moyer, Jeffrey) (Entered: 07/18/2008)

    07/18/2008 123 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from David E. Moore regarding request for oral argument – re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Moore, David) (Entered: 07/18/2008)

    07/18/2008 SO ORDERED- re 117 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Yen P. Nguyen. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 07/18/2008. (lid) (Entered: 07/18/2008)

    07/21/2008 SO ORDERED- re 122 MOTION for Protective Order (Stipulated). Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 07/21/2008. (lid) (Entered: 07/21/2008)

    07/22/2008 124 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Arthur G. Connolly, III regarding request for oral argument – re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/22/2008)

    07/24/2008 125 ANSWER to 115 Amended Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim (Reply to Amended Counterclaims of Defendants Amazon Web Services, LLC, Amazon.com, Inc. & Alexa Internet, Inc.) by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/24/2008)

    07/24/2008 126 NOTICE OF SERVICE of (1) Yahoo! Inc.s Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a); (2) Yahoo! Inc.s Objections and Responses to Plaintiffs First Set of Interrogatories; and (3) Yahoo! Inc.s Objections and Responses to Plaintiffs First Set of Requests for Production of Documents and Things by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 07/24/2008)

    07/30/2008 127 ANSWER to 121 Amended Answer to Complaint, Counterclaim by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/30/2008)

    07/30/2008 128 ORDER, Setting Hearings( Oral Argument re: D.I. 41 Motion for Preliminary Injunction set for 8/12/2008 02:30 PM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson.) Each side will be given one hour to present their argument. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 7/29/2008. (nmf) (Entered: 07/30/2008)

    07/30/2008 129 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Second Set of Requests for the Production of Documents and Things to Defendant Snap Technologies Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/30/2008)

    07/31/2008 130 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Objections and Responses to Snap Technologies, Inc.’s First Set of Requests for Admissions by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

    07/31/2008 131 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s First Request for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

    07/31/2008 132 ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 119 MOTION for Leave to File Surreply in Response to Girafa.com, Inc.’s Reply Brief in Support of Its Motion For Preliminary Injunction, 118 MOTION for Leave to File Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Sur-Reply Brief in Response To Girafa.com’s Reply Brief In Support of Its Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 8/11/2008. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

    07/31/2008 133 DECLARATION re 132 Answering Brief in Opposition, (Declaration of John F. Rabena) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

    07/31/2008 134 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories and Responses to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Requests For Production of Documents and Things by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 07/31/2008)

    08/01/2008 135 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

    08/01/2008 136 RESPONSE to Motion re 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Defendants IAC Search & Media, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., Exalead, Inc. and Exalead SA’s Request Regarding Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 08/01/2008)

    08/04/2008 Set/Reset Hearings: Oral Argument re-set for 8/27/2008 10:00 AM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. (nmf) (Entered: 08/04/2008)

    08/08/2008 137 MOTION for Leave to File Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Unopposed Motion to Supplement the Record re: Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: #(2) Text of Proposed Order)(Connolly, Arthur) Modified on 8/11/2008 (lid). (Entered: 08/08/2008)

    08/08/2008 138 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Second Set of Requests for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Balick, Steven) (Entered: 08/08/2008)

    08/11/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: Docket clerk deleted Exhibit A to D.I. 137 due to it being a Sealed document. Counsel will file Exhibit A separately at a later time. (lid) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

    08/11/2008 139 SEALED EXHIBIT re 137 MOTION for Leave to File Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Unopposed Motion to Supplement the Record re: Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

    08/11/2008 140 REPLY BRIEF re 119 MOTION for Leave to File Surreply in Response to Girafa.com, Inc.’s Reply Brief in Support of Its Motion For Preliminary Injunction filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 08/11/2008)

    08/12/2008 SO ORDERED- re 137 MOTION for Leave to File Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Unopposed Motion to Supplement the Record re: Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 08/11/2008. (lid) (Entered: 08/12/2008)

    08/14/2008 141 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Responses and Objections to Girafa.Com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories re 106 Notice of Service by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 106 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 08/14/2008)

    08/14/2008 142 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Response to Girafa.Com, Inc.’s First Set of Requests For The Production Of Documents And Things re 104 Notice of Service by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 104 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 08/14/2008)

    08/15/2008 143 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.s Second Set of Interrogatories to Girafa.com, Inc. and Snap Technologies, Inc.s Third Set of Requests for Production of Documents to Girafa.com, Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 08/15/2008)

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    08/20/2008 144 Letter to The Honorable Leonard P. Stark, Magistrate Judge, from Thomas C. Grimm regarding defendants Exalead, Inc. and Exalead S.A.’s request to use electronic devices during the mediation conference on September 3, 2008 – re 101 Order Setting Mediation Conferences. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 08/20/2008)

    08/21/2008 145 Letter to The Honorable Leonard P. Stark from Anne Shea Gaza regarding use of electronic equipment at mediation conference. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 08/21/2008)

    08/27/2008 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sue L. Robinson – Oral Argument held on 8/27/2008. (Court Reporter V. Gunning.) (nmf) (Entered: 08/27/2008)

    08/29/2008 146 NOTICE OF SERVICE of (1) Exalead Inc. and Exalead S.A.’s Objections and Responses to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories; and (2) Exalead Inc. and Exalead S.A.’s Objections and Responses to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Requests for the Production of Documents and Things [served 8/29/08] by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

    08/29/2008 147 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Responses to Plaintiff, Girafa.com, Inc.’s Second Set of Requests for Production of Documents and Things re 129 Notice of Service by Snap Technologies Inc.. Related document: 129 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

    08/29/2008 148 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Second Set of Requests for Admissions to Girafa.com, Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 08/29/2008)

    09/03/2008 149 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Yahoo! Inc. on October 23, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Day, John) (Entered: 09/03/2008)

    09/03/2008 150 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Snap Technologies, Inc. on October 27, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Day, John) (Entered: 09/03/2008)

    09/03/2008 151 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Amazon Web Services, LLC, Amazon.com, Inc., and Alexa Internet, Inc. on October 21, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Day, John) (Entered: 09/03/2008)

    09/03/2008 152 NOTICE to Take Deposition of IAC Search & Media, Inc. on October 24, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Day, John) (Entered: 09/03/2008)

    09/03/2008 153 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Exalead, Inc. and Exalead S.A. on October 22, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Day, John) (Entered: 09/03/2008)

    09/03/2008 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sue L. Robinson – Discovery Conference held on 9/3/2008. (Court Reporter V. Gunning.) (nmf) (Entered: 09/04/2008)

    09/05/2008 154 NOTICE OF SERVICE of (1) Yahoo! Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories to Girafa.Com., Inc. and (2) Yahoo! Inc.’s First Set of Requests for Documents to Girafa.Com, Inc. by Yahoo! Inc..(Blumenfeld, Jack) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

    09/05/2008 155 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Verification to the Responses and Objections to Girafa.Com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories re 141 Notice of Service, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 141 Notice of Service, filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 09/05/2008)

    09/09/2008 156 NOTICE OF SERVICE of (1) Exalead Inc. and Exalead S.A.’s First Set of Interrogatories for Girafa.com, Inc.; and (2) Exalead Inc. and Exalead S.A.’s First Set Request for Production of Documents for Girafa.com, Inc. [served 9/09/08] by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 09/09/2008)

    09/11/2008 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Additional attachment(s) added on 9/12/2008: # 3 Exhibit 2) (fms). (Entered: 09/11/2008)

    09/11/2008 158 SEALED OPENING BRIEF in Support re 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint filed by Girafa.com Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 9/29/2008. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/11/2008)

    09/11/2008 159 SEALED DECLARATION re 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint, 158 Opening Brief in Support (Declaration of Trevor C. Hill) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/11/2008)

    09/12/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: Per request from counsel, help desk replaced duplicate exhibit and attached the proper Exhibit 2 to D.I. 157 . (fms) (Entered: 09/12/2008)

    09/12/2008 160 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Supplemental Responses to Plaintiff, Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 09/12/2008)

    09/17/2008 161 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Requests for Production of Documents and Things (Set No. 2) by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 09/17/2008)

    09/18/2008 162 REDACTED VERSION of 158 Opening Brief in Support by Girafa.com Inc.. (Day, John) (Entered: 09/18/2008)

    09/18/2008 163 REDACTED VERSION of 159 Declaration of Trevor C. Hill by Girafa.com Inc.. (Day, John) (Entered: 09/18/2008)

    09/22/2008 164 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Third Set of Requests for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/22/2008)

    09/22/2008 165 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Second Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/22/2008)

    09/22/2008 166 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Supplemental Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) Modified on 9/23/2008 (fms). (Entered: 09/22/2008)

    09/29/2008 167 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Girafa.com’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint filed by Snap Technologies Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 10/9/2008. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 168 DECLARATION re 167 Answering Brief in Opposition, 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint Declaration of Thomas P. McGovern Jr. in Opposition to Girafa.com’s Motion for Leave to Amend by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-3, # 2 Exhibit 4-5)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 169 SEALED EXHIBIT re 168 Declaration, Exhibits 1-3 to Declaration of Thomas P. McGovern Jr. in Opposition to Girafa.com’s Motion for Leave to Amend by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 170 DECLARATION re 167 Answering Brief in Opposition, 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint Declaration of Mark D. Nielsen in Opposition to Girafa.com’s Motion for Leave to Amend by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 6-13)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 171 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Objections and Responses to Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Second Set of Requests for Admissions by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 172 MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) – filed by IdeaLab. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certification Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1.1)(Lundgren, Andrew) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 173 ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint, 172 MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) filed by IdeaLab.Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 10/9/2008. (Lundgren, Andrew) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 174 DECLARATION re 172 MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a), 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint, 173 Answering Brief in Opposition,, [Declaration of Craig Chrisney] by IdeaLab. (Lundgren, Andrew) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 175 DECLARATION re 172 MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a), 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint, 173 Answering Brief in Opposition,, [Declaration of Andrew Naglestad] by IdeaLab. (Lundgren, Andrew) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 176 DECLARATION re 172 MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a), 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint, 173 Answering Brief in Opposition,, [Declaration of Richard Mooney] by IdeaLab. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-2)(Lundgren, Andrew) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/30/2008 177 REDACTED VERSION of 139 Exhibit to a Document Exhibit A to Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Unopposed Motion to Supplement the Record re: Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 09/30/2008)

    10/02/2008 178 REDACTED VERSION of 167 Answering Brief in Opposition, Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Girafa.com’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/02/2008)

    10/02/2008 179 REDACTED VERSION of 169 Exhibit to a Document Exhibits 1-3 to Declaration of Thomas P. McGovern Jr. in Opposition to Girafa.com’s Motion for Leave to Amend by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/02/2008)

    10/03/2008 180 MOTION [SUBMISSION OF NEWLY-DISCOVERED EVIDENCE, MOTION FOR DECLARATION OF PRIORITY DATE, AND MOTION FOR SANCTIONS] – filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Moore, David) (Entered: 10/03/2008)

    10/06/2008 181 JOINDER by Snap Technologies Inc. Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Notice of Joinder to Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com, Inc., and Alexa Internet, Inc.’s Submission of Newly-Discovered Evidence, Motion for Declaration of Priority Date, and Motion for Sanctions. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/06/2008)

    10/06/2008 182 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Girafa.com, Inc. through representatives Yuval Yarom, Shirli Ran, and Eldad Barnoon on November 19, 2008, December 3, 2008 and December 4, 2008 respectively by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/06/2008)

    10/06/2008 183 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Third Set of Interrogatories to Girafa.com, Inc. and Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Fourth Set of Requests for Production of Documents by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/06/2008)

    10/07/2008 184 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendants’ Responses and Objections to Girafa.com, Inc.’s Notice of Deposition Pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 10/07/2008)

    10/09/2008 185 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/09/2008)

    10/09/2008 186 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Cunterclaimant Exalead, Inc. and Exalead S.A.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/09/2008)

    10/09/2008 187 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Exalead, Inc. and Exalead S.A.’s First Request for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/09/2008)

    10/15/2008 188 REDACTED VERSION of 185 Reply Brief by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/15/2008)

    10/16/2008 189 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to IAC’s Second Set of Request for Production of Documents and Things by Girafa.com Inc..(Day, John) (Entered: 10/16/2008)

    10/17/2008 190 RESPONSE to Motion for Declaration of Priority Date and Motion for Sanctions filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 10/17/2008)

    10/17/2008 191 OBJECTIONS by Snap Technologies Inc. to 150 Notice to Take Deposition Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Objections to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Notice of Deposition Pursuant to Rule 30(B)(6). (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/17/2008)

    10/17/2008 192 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Yahoo! Inc.’s First Supplemental Response to Plaintiff’s First Set of Interrogatories by Yahoo! Inc..(Blumenfeld, Jack) (Entered: 10/17/2008)

    10/20/2008 193 NOTICE of Lack of Opposition by Girafa.com Inc. re 172 MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) MOTION to Intervene for Limited Purpose of Filing a Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Motion for Leave to Amend Its Complaint Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a) (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/20/2008)

    10/20/2008 194 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Yahoo, Inc.’s First Set of Requests for Documents to Girafa.com, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/20/2008)

    10/20/2008 195 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s First Supplemental Responses and Objections to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories (Nos. 1, 5, 7, 8 and 9) re 106 Notice of Service, 141 Notice of Service, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 106 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc., 141 Notice of Service, filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 10/20/2008)

    10/20/2008 196 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Yahoo!, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/20/2008)

    10/22/2008 197 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Second Supplemental Response to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories re 90 Notice of Service by Snap Technologies Inc.. Related document: 90 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/22/2008)

    10/22/2008 198 OBJECTIONS by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc. to 153 Notice to Take Deposition Pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6). (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 10/22/2008)

    10/22/2008 199 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Responses and Objections To Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Notice of Deposition Pursuant to F.R.C.P. 30(b)(6) re 152 Notice to Take Deposition by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 152 Notice to Take Deposition filed by Girafa.com Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 10/22/2008)

  17. Docket Sheet, continued:

    10/23/2008 200 ORDER granting 172 Motion to Intervene. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 10/23/2008. (lid) (Entered: 10/23/2008)

    10/24/2008 201 NOTICE of Notice of Lodging by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc. re Oral Argument held on August 27, 2008 (Moore, David) (Entered: 10/24/2008)

    10/24/2008 202 SEALED EXHIBIT re 201 Notice (Other) [EXHIBITS TO NOTICE OF LODGING (VOLUME I OF II)] by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 10/24/2008)

    10/24/2008 203 SEALED EXHIBIT re 201 Notice (Other) [EXHIBITS TO NOTICE OF LODGING (VOLUME II OF II)] by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 10/24/2008)

    10/24/2008 204 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Notice of Service of IAC Search & Media’s Inc.’s Highly Confidential Second Supplemental Response and Objections to Girafa.com Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories (No. 2) re 104 Notice of Service, 195 Notice of Service, 141 Notice of Service, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 104 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc., 195 Notice of Service, filed by IAC Search & Media Inc., 141 Notice of Service, filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 10/24/2008)

    10/27/2008 205 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Second Supplemental Response and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/27/2008)

    10/27/2008 206 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Supplemental Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Second Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/27/2008)

    10/27/2008 207 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Supplemental Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Third Set of Requests for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) Modified on 10/27/2008 (lid). (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/27/2008: # 1 Notice of Service) (lid). (Entered: 10/27/2008)

    10/27/2008 208 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Aaron Wainscoat of DLA Piper US LLP – filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 10/27/2008)

    10/27/2008 209 REPLY BRIEF in Support of its Submission of Newly-Discovered Evidence, Motion For Declaration of Priority Date, and Motion for Sanctions filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 10/27/2008)

    10/27/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to request of counsel, text of D.I. 207 has been modified and correct version of pdf has be uploaded. (lid) (Entered: 10/27/2008)

    10/28/2008 210 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Girafa.Com, Inc. on November 7, 2008 by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Schedule A)(Moyer, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/28/2008)

    10/28/2008 211 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Shirli Ran on December 3, 2008 by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Moyer, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/28/2008)

    10/28/2008 212 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Yuval Yarom on November 13, 2008 by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Moyer, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/28/2008)

    10/28/2008 213 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Eldad Barnoon on December 4, 2008 by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Moyer, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/28/2008)

    10/30/2008 SO ORDERED- re 208 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Aaron Wainscoat. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 10/30/2008. (lid) (Entered: 10/30/2008)

    10/30/2008 214 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Girafa.com, Inc. on November 12-13, 2008 and December 3-5, 2008 by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 10/30/2008)

    11/03/2008 215 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Third Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

    11/03/2008 216 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Fourth Request for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

    11/03/2008 217 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 157 MOTION for Leave to File Amended Complaint filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/03/2008)

    11/04/2008 218 REDACTED VERSION of 202 Exhibit to a Document (EXHIBITS TO NOTICE OF LODGING, VOLUME I OF II) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet 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)(Moore, David) Modified on 11/5/2008 (lid). (Entered: 11/04/2008)

    11/04/2008 219 REDACTED VERSION of 203 Exhibit to a Document (EXHIBITS TO NOTICE OF LODGING, VOLUME II OF II) by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 12, # 2 Exhibit 13, # 3 Exhibit 14, # 4 Exhibit 15)(Moore, David) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

    11/04/2008 220 NOTICE of filing the following document(s) in multi media format: CD Containing 8/27/08 Preliminary Injunction PowerPoint Presentation (Exhibit 14 to D.I. 203). Original material(s) to be filed with the Clerk’s Office. Notice filed by David Ellis Moore on behalf of Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc. (Moore, David) (Entered: 11/04/2008)

    11/05/2008 221 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Verifications of Erik Collier as to the First Supplemental Responses and Objections to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories and as to the Second Supplemental Responses and Objections to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories re 204 Notice of Service,, 195 Notice of Service, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 204 Notice of Service,, filed by IAC Search & Media Inc., 195 Notice of Service, filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 11/05/2008)

    11/05/2008 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to request of counsel text of D.I. 218 has been modified due to Exhibit 4 being identified incorrectly. (lid) (Entered: 11/05/2008)

    11/05/2008 222 MULTI MEDIA DOCUMENT filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Snap Technologies Inc. in the form of a CD Rom. Filing related to 220 Notice of Filing Multi Media Materials,. (Media on file in Clerk’s Office). (lid) (Entered: 11/05/2008)

    11/07/2008 223 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Girafa.com, Inc., pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6) on November 12, 2008 by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 11/07/2008)

    11/07/2008 224 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Yuval Yarom on November 12, 2008 by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 11/07/2008)

    11/07/2008 225 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Shirli Ran on December 3, 2008 by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 11/07/2008)

    11/07/2008 226 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Eldad Barnoon on December 4, 2008 by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 11/07/2008)

    11/11/2008 227 REDACTED VERSION of 217 Reply Brief by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/11/2008)

    11/11/2008 228 STIPULATION regarding request for sur-reply by Girafa.com Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/11/2008)

    11/11/2008 229 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney William G. Goldman of DLA Piper US LLP – filed by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Moore, David) (Entered: 11/11/2008)

    11/14/2008 SO ORDERED- re 228 Stipulation regarding request for sur-reply. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 11/14/2008. (lid) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

    11/14/2008 230 SUR-REPLY BRIEF re- 180 MOTION. filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (lid) (Entered: 11/14/2008)

    11/17/2008 231 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from David E. Moore regarding completion of briefing (re: DI 180). (Moore, David) (Entered: 11/17/2008)

    11/18/2008 SO ORDERED- re 229 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney William G. Goldman. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 11/18/2008. (lid) (Entered: 11/18/2008)

    11/18/2008 232 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Ryan M. Corbett – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/18/2008)

    11/21/2008 SO ORDERED- re 232 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Ryan M. Corbett. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 11/21/2008. (lid) (Entered: 11/21/2008)

    11/25/2008 233 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Fourth Set of Interrogatories to Girafa.com, Inc. and Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Fifth Set of Requests for Production of Documents to Girafa.com, Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 11/25/2008)

    11/25/2008 234 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Third Set of Requests for Admissions to Girafa.com, Inc. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 11/25/2008)

    12/01/2008 235 NOTICE requesting Clerk to remove R. David Donaghue as co-counsel. Reason for request: no longer at firm of DLA Piper. (Moore, David) (Entered: 12/01/2008)

    12/03/2008 236 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Bruce Harris on December 10, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/03/2008)

    12/03/2008 237 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Thomas McGovern on December 11, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/03/2008)

    12/03/2008 238 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Michael Agostino on December 10, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/03/2008)

    12/05/2008 239 OBJECTIONS by Snap Technologies Inc. to 237 Notice to Take Deposition, 238 Notice to Take Deposition Objections to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s Notices of Deposition of Thomas McGovern and Michael Agostino. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 12/05/2008)

    12/05/2008 240 Transcript of hearing held on August 27, 2008 before Judge Robinson. Court Reporter/Transcriber Valerie Gunning,Telephone number (302) 573-6194. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 12/29/2008. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/5/2009. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/5/2009. (vjg) (Entered: 12/05/2008)

    12/05/2008 241 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Patrice Bertin on December 11, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/05/2008)

    12/09/2008 242 MEMORANDUM ORDER GRANTING 119 MOTION for Leave to File Surreply in Response to Girafa.com, Inc.’s Reply Brief in Support of Its Motion For Preliminary Injunction, GRANTING 118 MOTION for Leave to File Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Sur-Reply Brief in Response To Girafa.com’s Reply Brief In Support of Its Motion for Preliminary Injunction, DENYING 41 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 12/9/2008. (nmf) (Entered: 12/09/2008)

    12/09/2008 243 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.s First Set of Requests for Admission to Plaintiff Girafa.com by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 12/09/2008)

    12/09/2008 244 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Second Set of Interrogatories to Plaintiff Girafa.com by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 12/09/2008)

    12/10/2008 245 NOTICE OF SERVICE of The Amazon Defendants’ Second Set of Interrogatories to Plaintiff by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 12/10/2008)

    12/12/2008 246 NOTICE of Issuance of Subpoena Ad Testificandum and Duces Tecum on Microsoft Corporation c/o PTSGE Corp. by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc. (Moore, David) (Entered: 12/12/2008)

    12/15/2008 247 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Greger Orelind on December 17, 2008 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/15/2008)

    12/16/2008 248 NOTICE of Subpoena Ad Testificandum and Duces Tecum by IAC Search & Media Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Subpoena)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 12/16/2008)

    12/17/2008 249 NOTICE of Subpoena Ad Testificandum and Duces Tecum on Ladas & Parry LLP by IAC Search & Media Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Subpoena)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

    12/17/2008 250 NOTICE of Subpoena Ad Testificandum and Duces Tecum on Joel G. Ackerman c/o Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP by IAC Search & Media Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Subpoena)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 12/17/2008)

    12/22/2008 251 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Supplemental Responses to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 12/22/2008)

    12/29/2008 252 NOTICE OF SERVICE of responses and objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Fifth Request for Production of Documents by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/29/2008)

    12/29/2008 253 NOTICE OF SERVICE of responses and objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s fourth set of interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/29/2008)

    12/29/2008 254 NOTICE OF SERVICE of objections and responses to Snap Technologies, Inc.’s third set of requests for admissions by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/29/2008)

    12/30/2008 255 NOTICE OF SERVICE of supplemental responses and objections to Defendant Alexa Internet, Inc.’s first set of interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/30/2008)

    12/31/2008 256 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Joel G. Ackerman’s responses and objections to defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s subpoena duces tecum by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 12/31/2008)

    01/05/2009 257 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Todd Sampson on January 8, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/05/2009)

    01/05/2009 258 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Stephen Hood on January 7, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/05/2009)

    01/07/2009 259 NOTICE requesting Clerk to remove Gregory J. Lundell as co-counsel. Reason for request: no longer at firm. (Moore, David) (Entered: 01/07/2009)

    01/08/2009 260 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com, Inc. and Alexa Internet, Inc.’s Second Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 01/08/2009)

    01/08/2009 261 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Objections and Responses to IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s First Set of Requests for Admissions by Girafa.com Inc..(Maguire, Lauren) (Entered: 01/08/2009)

    01/08/2009 262 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Yahoo! Inc.’s Third Supplemental Response to Plainitff’s First Set of Interrogatories by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 01/08/2009)

    01/09/2009 263 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendants Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC and Alexa Internet Inc.’s Second Supplemental Responses to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 01/09/2009)

    01/09/2009 264 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Yahoo! Inc.s Fourth Supplemental Response to Plaintiffs First Set of Interrogatories by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 01/09/2009)

    01/09/2009 265 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Amended Initial Disclosures and Supplemental Responses and Objections to Girafa.com’s First Set of Interrogatories (Nos. 1 and 2) re 104 Notice of Service, 61 Scheduling Order,,, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 104 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc., 61 Scheduling Order,,,.(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 01/09/2009)

  18. Docket Sheet, Continued:

    01/12/2009 266 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Supplemental Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant Yahoo!, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatoraies by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/12/2009)

    01/12/2009 267 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendants Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC and Alexa Internet Inc.’s Supplemental Initial Disclosures by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Moore, David) (Entered: 01/12/2009)

    01/12/2009 268 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Third Supplemental Response to Plaintiff Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories re 90 Notice of Service by Snap Technologies Inc.. Related document: 90 Notice of Service filed by Girafa.com Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 01/12/2009)

    01/15/2009 269 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Responses and Objections to Defendant and Counterclaimant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Second Set of Interrogatories by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/15/2009)

    01/21/2009 270 NOTICE OF SERVICE of 1) First Supplemental Objection and Response to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories and 2) Amended Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 01/21/2009)

    01/23/2009 271 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Yahoo! Inc.’s Objections and Responses to Plaintiff’s Notice of Deposition Pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6) by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 01/23/2009)

    01/26/2009 272 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Supplemental Initial Disclosures Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(1) by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 01/26/2009)

    01/28/2009 273 ORDER denying 157 motion for leave to amend. ORDER denying 180 motion for declaration of priority date and motion for sanctions. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 1/28/2009. (nmf) (Entered: 01/28/2009)

    02/09/2009 274 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Verification of Erik Collier as to the Third Supplemental Resonses and Objections to Girafa.com, Inc.’s First Set of Interrogatories re 265 Notice of Service, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 265 Notice of Service, filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 02/09/2009)

    02/13/2009 275 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Expert Report of Dr. Brad A. Myers on Infringement by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/13/2009)

    02/17/2009 276 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Expert Report of Saul Greenberg, Ph.D. by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 02/17/2009)

    02/25/2009 277 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Sanford Colb on March 17, 2009 by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 02/25/2009)

    03/04/2009 278 ORDER, having reviewed in camera the following document (YH-GIRAFA00083272), which document was produced inadvertently by defendant Yahoo! Inc.; It is ordered that said document need not be produced to plaintiff, as it was created at the direction of a lawyer in connection with litigation-related proceedings (i.e., not in the ordinary course of business) and, therefore, is privileged. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/4/2009. (nmf) (Entered: 03/04/2009)

    03/13/2009 279 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Second Supplemental Initial Disclosures by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Muttamara-Walker, Doungamon) (Entered: 03/13/2009)

    03/16/2009 280 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Yahoo! Inc.s Expert Report of Benjamin B. Bederson, Ph.D. by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 03/16/2009)

    03/16/2009 281 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Expert Report of Saul Greenberg, Ph.D., on Behalf of Defendnat IAC Search & Media, Inc. re 61 Scheduling Order,,, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 61 Scheduling Order,,,.(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 03/16/2009)

    03/16/2009 282 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Expert Report of Glenn Weadock on Noninfringement by Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc..(Muttamara-Walker, Doungamon) (Entered: 03/16/2009)

    03/16/2009 283 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Expert Report of Dr. Gabriel Robins, Ph.D. by Snap Technologies Inc..(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 03/16/2009)

    04/14/2009 284 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Rebuttal Report of Saul Greenberg, Ph.D., on Secondary Considerations by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 04/14/2009)

    04/14/2009 285 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Supplemental Expert Report of Benjamin B. Bederson, Ph.D., Re: Non-Infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,864,904 by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 04/14/2009)

    04/14/2009 286 NOTICE of Subpoena of Brad Myers For Production of Documents and Deposition by IAC Search & Media Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 – 2)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 04/14/2009)

    04/15/2009 287 STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME to File the Joint Claim Construction Statement to May 8, 2009 – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 04/15/2009)

    04/16/2009 SO ORDERED, re 287 STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME to File the Joint Claim Construction Statement. Setting Scheduling Order Deadlines ( Claims Construction Statement due by 5/8/2009.). Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 4/16/2009. (lid) (Entered: 04/16/2009)

    04/17/2009 288 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Supplemental Expert Report of Dr. Brad A. Myers by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/17/2009)

    04/17/2009 289 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to the Amazon defendants by Girafa.com Inc., Amazon Web Services LLC, Amazon.com Inc., Alexa Internet Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/17/2009)

    04/22/2009 SO ORDERED- re 289 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to the Amazon defendants. Amazon Web Services LLC; Amazon.com Inc.terminated. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 4/22/2009. (lid) (Entered: 04/22/2009)

    04/23/2009 290 ORDER Setting Mediation Conference: Telephone Conference set for 6/17/2009 12:00 PM before Judge Leonard P. Stark. Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 4/23/2009. (rpg) (Entered: 04/23/2009)

    04/28/2009 291 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Kelly W. Cunningham – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 04/28/2009)

    04/29/2009 292 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Paul Hammond on May 20, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

    04/29/2009 293 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Zhichen Xu on May 20, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

    04/29/2009 294 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Charles Neerdaels on May 21, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

    04/29/2009 295 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Rajeev Beetov on May 21, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

    04/29/2009 296 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Neal Sample on May 22, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

    04/29/2009 297 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Marcin Kadluczka on May 22, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

    04/29/2009 298 NOTICE to Take Deposition of Yogish Baliga on May 27, 2009 by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 04/29/2009)

    05/01/2009 SO ORDERED- re 291 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Kelly W. Cunningham. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 5/1/2009. (lid) (Entered: 05/01/2009)

    05/08/2009 299 CLAIM Construction Chart by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Day, John) (Entered: 05/08/2009)

    05/14/2009 300 STIPULATION to withdraw and dismiss GIRAFA’s willfulness allegation and IACSAM’s inequitable conduct allegations (only these allegations) re 1 Complaint, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 05/14/2009)

    05/15/2009 SO ORDERED- re 300 STIPULATION to withdraw and dismiss GIRAFA’s willfulness allegation and IACSAM’s inequitable conduct allegations. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 5/15/2009. (lid) (Entered: 05/15/2009)

    06/01/2009 301 Witness List by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 302 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 303 SEALED OPENING BRIEF in Support re 302 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement filed by Snap Technologies Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 6/18/2009. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 304 APPENDIX re 302 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1 and 2, # 2 Exhibits 3 through 5, # 3 Exhibits 9 through 13, # 4 Exhibit 18, # 5 Exhibit 22, # 6 Exhibit 23, # 7 Exhibits 24 through 36, # 8 Exhibits 41 through 43, # 9 Certificate of Service)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 305 SEALED EXHIBIT re 304 Appendix, SEALED Exhibits 6 through 8 by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 SEALED Exhibits 14 through 16, # 2 SEALED Exhibit 17, # 3 SEALED Exhibits 19 through 21, # 4 SEALED Exhibits 37 through 40)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 306 Witness List by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc.. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 307 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Plaintiff’s Witness List by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 308 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Yahoo!’s List of Fact Witnesses by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 309 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement for All Claims – filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc.. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 310 SEALED MEMORANDUM in Support re 309 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement for All Claims filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 6/18/2009. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A-G)(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 311 NOTICE OF SERVICE of IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s List of Potential Fact Witnesses by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 312 SEALED DECLARATION re 310 MEMORANDUM in Support, of Motion for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement (Declaration of Kevin Jeffay) by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 313 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Partial) of Invalidity – filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 314 SEALED MEMORANDUM in Support re 313 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Partial) of Invalidity filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 6/18/2009. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 315 SEALED APPENDIX re 314 MEMORANDUM in Support, of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment of Invalidity by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A-S)(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 316 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement – filed by Yahoo! Inc.. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) – filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 318 SEALED OPENING BRIEF in Support re 316 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement filed by Yahoo! Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 6/18/2009. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 319 SEALED APPENDIX re 318 Opening Brief in Support of Defendant Yahoo! Inc.’s Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement by Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1 through 24)(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) – filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 321 SEALED DECLARATION re 318 Opening Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement (by Benjamin B. Bederson, Ph.D.) by Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A and B)(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 322 SEALED DECLARATION re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) (DECLARATION OF SAUL GREENBERG, PH.D.) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 323 DECLARATION re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) (DECLARATION OF SAUL GREENBERG, PH.D.) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A – Part 1, # 2 Exhibit A – Part 2, # 3 Exhibit A – Part 3, # 4 Exhibit A – Part 4, # 5 Exhibit B, # 6 Exhibit C, # 7 Exhibit D)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 324 SEALED OPENING BRIEF in Support re 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 6/18/2009. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) – filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 – 2)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 326 SEALED DECLARATION re 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) (DECLARATION OF JOSHUA L. SOHN) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 327 DECLARATION re 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) (Declaration of Joshua L. Sohn) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B – Part 1, # 3 Exhibit B – Part 2, # 4 Exhibit B – Part 3, # 5 Exhibit B – Part 4, # 6 Exhibit B – Part 5, # 7 Exhibit B – Part 6, # 8 Exhibit C, # 9 Exhibit D, # 10 Exhibit E, # 11 Exhibit F, # 12 Exhibit G, # 13 Exhibit H)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 328 SEALED DECLARATION re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) (DECLARATION OF JENNIFER A. KASH) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 329 CLAIM CONSTRUCTION OPENING BRIEF filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/01/2009 330 SEALED CLAIM CONSTRUCTION OPENING BRIEF filed by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/01/2009)

    06/02/2009 331 OPENING BRIEF in Support re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 6/19/2009. (Gaza, Anne) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/4/2009: # 1 amended) (lid). (Entered: 06/02/2009)

    06/02/2009 332 DECLARATION re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) (Declaration of Jennifer A. Kash) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Certificate of Compliance D, # 3 Exhibit E, # 4 Certificate of Compliance G, # 5 Exhibit H, # 6 Exhibit I, # 7 Exhibit J, # 8 Exhibit K, # 9 Exhibit L, # 10 Exhibit N, # 11 Exhibit O, # 12 Exhibit P, # 13 Exhibit Q, # 14 Exhibit R, # 15 Exhibit S, # 16 Exhibit T, # 17 Exhibit V, # 18 Exhibit W, # 19 Exhibit X, # 20 Exhibit Y, # 21 Exhibit Z, # 22 Exhibit AA, # 23 Exhibit BB, # 24 Exhibit CC – Part 1, # 25 Exhibit CC – Part 2, # 26 Exhibit CC – Part 3, # 27 Exhibit CC – Part 4, # 28 Exhibit DD, # 29 Exhibit EE, # 30 Exhibit FF – Part 1, # 31 Exhibit FF – Part 2, # 32 Exhibit GG, # 33 Exhibit HH, # 34 Exhibit II, # 35 Exhibit JJ)(Gaza, Anne) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/4/2009: # 36 amended) (lid). (Entered: 06/02/2009)

    06/03/2009 333 EXHIBIT re 332 Declaration,,,,, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit F, # 2 Exhibit M, # 3 Exhibit U, # 4 Exhibit KK)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/03/2009)

    06/03/2009 334 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Thomas C. Grimm regarding enclosing a CD containing summary judgment documents filed on June 1, 2009 – re 310 MEMORANDUM in Support, 309 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement for All Claims, 315 Appendix, 314 MEMORANDUM in Support, 312 Declaration, 313 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Partial) of Invalidity. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/03/2009)

    06/03/2009 335 SEALED EXHIBIT re 328 Declaration,, (CORRECTED EXHIBIT C TO THE CONFIDENTIAL DECLARATION OF JENNIFER A. KASH) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/03/2009)

    06/03/2009 336 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Anne Shea Gaza regarding disc containing electronic, text searchable copies of D.I. 317, 320, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 331, 332 – re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)), 322 Declaration,, 331 Opening Brief in Support,, 324 Opening Brief in Support, 332 Declaration,,,,, 323 Declaration,,, 326 Declaration,, 328 Declaration,, 327 Declaration,,, 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT). (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/03/2009)

    06/04/2009 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to request of counsel pdf’s of D.I. numbers 331 and 332 have been replaced with amended versions of documents. (lid) (Entered: 06/04/2009)

    06/05/2009 337 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Arthur G. Connolly, III regarding enclosing disc containing summary judgment documents filed on June 1, 2009 – re 302 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement, 303 Opening Brief in Support, 304 Appendix, 305 Exhibit to a Document,. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

    06/05/2009 338 ORDER Cancelling Mediation Telephone Conference set for 6/17/2009 at 12:00 PM before Judge Leonard P. Stark and Resetting Mediation Conference:( Telephone Conference set for 6/18/2009 11:00 AM before Judge Leonard P. Stark ). Signed by Judge Leonard P. Stark on 6/5/2009. (rpg) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

    06/05/2009 339 REDACTED VERSION of 318 Opening Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement of ‘904 Patent by Yahoo! Inc.. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

    06/05/2009 340 REDACTED VERSION of 319 Appendix to Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement by Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 1-4, # 2 Exhibits 5-20, # 3 Exhibit 21, # 4 Exhibits 22-23, # 5 Exhibit 24)(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

    06/05/2009 341 REDACTED VERSION of 321 Declaration of Benjamin B. Bederson, Ph.D. by Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A-B)(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

    06/05/2009 342 REDACTED VERSION of 330 Claim Construction Opening Brief by Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/05/2009)

    06/08/2009 343 STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME for Plaintiff to file answering briefs in opposition to Defendants’ motions for summary judgment and motion for leave to file a motion to strike AND time for Defendants to file their reply briefs in support of their motions for summary judgment and motion for leave to file a motion to strike to July 2, 2009 and July 20, 2009 respectively – filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/08/2009)

    06/08/2009 344 REDACTED VERSION of 303 Opening Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/08/2009)

    06/08/2009 345 REDACTED VERSION of 305 Exhibit to a Document, Exhibits 6 through 8 by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 14 through 16, # 2 Exhibit 17, # 3 Exhibit 19 through 21, # 4 Exhibit 37 through 40)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/08/2009)

    06/08/2009 346 REDACTED VERSION of 326 Declaration,, (Redacted Declaration of Joshua L. Sohn) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A – F)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/08/2009)

    06/08/2009 347 REDACTED VERSION of 328 Declaration,, (Redacted Declaration of Jennifer A. Kash) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A – J)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/08/2009)

    06/08/2009 348 REDACTED VERSION of 322 Declaration,, (Redacted Declaration of Saul Greenberg, Ph.D.) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/08/2009)

    06/08/2009 349 REDACTED VERSION of 324 SEALED OPENING BRIEF in Support re 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 6/18/2009. (Gaza, Anne) Modified on 6/9/2009 (lid, ). (Entered: 06/08/2009)

    06/09/2009 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to request of counsel, D.I. 349 was inadvertently linked to the incorrect document. Document has been linked to correct pdf 324. (lid) (Entered: 06/09/2009)

    06/09/2009 SO ORDERED- re 343 STIPULATION TO EXTEND TIME. Set Briefing Schedule: re 325 MOTION for Leave to File, 302 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 313 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 316 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment, 309 MOTION for Summary Judgment. (Answering Brief due 7/2/2009., Reply Brief due 7/20/2009.). Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 6/9/2009. (lid) (Entered: 06/09/2009)

    06/09/2009 350 REDACTED VERSION of 312 Declaration of Kevin Jeffay in Support of Memorandum of Law in Support of Their Motion for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Part 1, # 2 Exhibit A Part 2)(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/09/2009)

    06/09/2009 351 REDACTED VERSION of 314 MEMORANDUM in Support, of Defendants’ Motion for Partial Summary Judgment of Invalidity by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/09/2009)

    06/10/2009 352 REDACTED VERSION of 335 Exhibit to a Document by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 06/10/2009)

    06/10/2009 353 REDACTED VERSION of 310 MEMORANDUM in Support, of Their Motion for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits A through G)(Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/10/2009)

    06/10/2009 354 REDACTED VERSION of 315 Appendix by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Grimm, Thomas) (Entered: 06/10/2009)

    06/15/2009 355 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Fifth Supplemental Response to Plaintiff’s First Set of Interrogatories by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/15/2009)

    06/26/2009 356 AMENDED DOCUMENT by Snap Technologies Inc.. Amendment to 301 Witness List Snap Technologies, Inc.’s Amended List of Fact Witnesses. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 06/26/2009)

    06/30/2009 357 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Yahoo!’s List of Rebuttal Fact Witnesses by Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 06/30/2009)

    06/30/2009 358 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Rebuttal Witness List by Girafa.com Inc..(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/30/2009)

    07/01/2009 359 Witness List by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

  19. Docket Sheet Continued

    07/01/2009 360 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s List of Potential Rebuttal Fact Witnesses by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/01/2009)

    07/02/2009 361 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 7/13/2009. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 362 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Tiffany Geyer Lydon regarding settlement with Exalead – re 309 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Noninfringement for All Claims. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 363 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 302 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 7/13/2009. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 364 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 313 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Partial) of Invalidity filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 7/13/2009. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 365 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 316 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 7/13/2009. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 366 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 7/13/2009. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 367 SEALED ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 7/13/2009. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 368 SEALED DECLARATION re 364 Answering Brief in Opposition, 363 Answering Brief in Opposition, 366 Answering Brief in Opposition, 365 Answering Brief in Opposition, 367 Answering Brief in Opposition,, (Declaration of Dr. Brad A. Myers in Support of Girafa’s Oppositions to Defendants’ Summary Judgment Motions) (Volume I) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 369 SEALED DECLARATION re 364 Answering Brief in Opposition, 363 Answering Brief in Opposition, 366 Answering Brief in Opposition, 365 Answering Brief in Opposition, 367 Answering Brief in Opposition,, (Declaration of Dr. Brad A. Myers in Support of Girafa’s Oppositions to Defendants’ Summary Judgment Motions) (Volume II) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 370 SEALED DECLARATION re 364 Answering Brief in Opposition, 363 Answering Brief in Opposition, 366 Answering Brief in Opposition, 365 Answering Brief in Opposition, 367 Answering Brief in Opposition,, (Declaration of Dr. Brad A. Myers in Support of Girafa’s Oppositions to Defendants’ Summary Judgment Motions) (Volume III) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 371 SEALED APPENDIX re 364 Answering Brief in Opposition, 363 Answering Brief in Opposition, 366 Answering Brief in Opposition, 365 Answering Brief in Opposition, 367 Answering Brief in Opposition,, (Volume I) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/02/2009 372 SEALED APPENDIX re 364 Answering Brief in Opposition, 363 Answering Brief in Opposition, 366 Answering Brief in Opposition, 365 Answering Brief in Opposition, 367 Answering Brief in Opposition,, (Volume II) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/02/2009)

    07/06/2009 373 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Tiffany Geyer Lydon regarding a CD containing video exhibits 28 and 52 to Girafa’s Appendix to it oppositions to defendants’ summary judgment motions. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/06/2009)

    07/10/2009 374 REDACTED VERSION of 363 Answering Brief in Opposition by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 375 REDACTED VERSION of 364 Answering Brief in Opposition by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 376 REDACTED VERSION of 365 Answering Brief in Opposition by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 377 REDACTED VERSION of 366 Answering Brief in Opposition, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 378 REDACTED VERSION of 367 Answering Brief in Opposition,, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 379 SEALED CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ANSWERING BRIEF re 329 Claim Construction Opening Brief (DEFENDANTS’ ANSWERING CLAIM CONSTRUCTION BRIEF) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 380 DECLARATION re 379 Claim Construction Answering Brief (DECLARATION OF ALISON E. MONAHAN IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’ ANSWERING CLAIM CONSTRUCTION BRIEF) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 381 REDACTED VERSION of 361 Answering Brief in Opposition,, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 382 DECLARATION re 379 Claim Construction Answering Brief – Declaration of Thomas P. McGovern Jr. in Support of Response to Girafa.com, Inc.’s Opening Markman Brief by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 – 8)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 383 SEALED CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ANSWERING BRIEF filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 384 REDACTED VERSION of 371 Appendix, (Volume I) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) Modified on 7/13/2009 (lid). (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/13/2009: # 1 Exhibit 1-12, # 2 Exhibit 13, # 3 Exhibit 14-25) (lid). (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 385 REDACTED VERSION of 372 Appendix, (Volume II) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) Modified on 7/13/2009 (lid). (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/13/2009: # 1 Exhibit 26-38, # 2 Exhibit 39, # 3 Exhibit 40-62, # 5 Exhibit 63-65, # 6 Exhibit 66-74) (lid). (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/13/2009: # 7 Exhibit 26-38) (lid). (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 386 SEALED APPENDIX re 379 Claim Construction Answering Brief, 383 Claim Construction Answering Brief, 329 Claim Construction Opening Brief, 330 Claim Construction Opening Brief (Joint Appendix for Parties’ Markman Briefs)(Volume I of III) by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 387 SEALED APPENDIX re 379 Claim Construction Answering Brief, 383 Claim Construction Answering Brief, 329 Claim Construction Opening Brief, 330 Claim Construction Opening Brief (Joint Appendix for Parties’ Markman Briefs)(Volume II of III) by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/10/2009 388 SEALED APPENDIX re 379 Claim Construction Answering Brief, 383 Claim Construction Answering Brief, 329 Claim Construction Opening Brief, 330 Claim Construction Opening Brief (Joint Appendix for Parties’ Markman Briefs)(Volume III of III) by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/10/2009)

    07/13/2009 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to request of counsel, pdf’s of exhibits to D.I. numbers 384 and 385 have been replaced with corrected versions of documents. (lid) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

    07/13/2009 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to additional request of counsel, pdf of exhibit 26-38 to D.I. 385 has been replaced with corrected version of document. (lid) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

    07/13/2009 389 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Anne Shea Gaza regarding text searchable copies of D.I. 379 and D.I. 380 – re 379 Claim Construction Answering Brief, 380 Declaration. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

    07/13/2009 390 REDACTED VERSION of 368 Declaration, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 and 1-A thru 1-B, # 2 Exhibit 1-C, # 3 Exhibit 1-D, # 4 Exhibit 1-E, # 5 Exhibit 1-F, # 6 Exhibit 1-G, # 7 Exhibit 1-H, # 8 Exhibit 1-I, # 9 Exhibit 1-J, # 10 Exhibit 1-K, # 11 Exhibit 1-L, # 12 Exhibit 1-M, # 13 Exhibit 2)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

    07/13/2009 391 REDACTED VERSION of 369 Declaration, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 3 and 3-A thru 3-F, # 2 Exhibit 3-G, # 3 Exhibit 3-H thru 3-M, # 4 Exhibit 3-N)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

    07/13/2009 392 REDACTED VERSION of 370 Declaration, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 4 and 4-A, # 2 Exhibit 4-B (part I), # 3 Exhibit 4-B (pt II), # 4 Exhibit 4-B (part III), # 5 Exhibit 4-C thru 4-D, # 6 Exhibit 4-J, # 7 Exhibit 4-K, # 8 Exhibit 4-L, # 9 Exhibit 5, 6, and 7 thru 7-A)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/13/2009)

    07/14/2009 393 NOTICE of filing the following document(s) in multi media format: Exhibits 28 and 52 to D.I. 385. Original material(s) to be filed with the Clerk’s Office. Notice filed by Tiffany Geyer Lydon on behalf of Girafa.com Inc. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/14/2009)

    07/15/2009 394 MULTI MEDIA DOCUMENT of Exhibits 28 and 52 to D.I. 385 filed by Girafa.com Inc. in the form of a CD Rom. Filing related to 385 Redacted Document,. (Media on file in Clerk’s Office). (lid) (Entered: 07/15/2009)

    07/16/2009 395 REDACTED VERSION of 383 Claim Construction Answering Brief by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/16/2009)

    07/16/2009 396 REDACTED VERSION of 386 Appendix, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 part 2, # 2 part 3, # 3 part 4, # 4 part 5)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/16/2009)

    07/16/2009 397 REDACTED VERSION of 387 Appendix, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 part 2, # 2 part 3)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/16/2009)

    07/16/2009 398 REDACTED VERSION of 388 Appendix, by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/16/2009)

    07/20/2009 399 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 302 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) filed by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) Modified on 7/21/2009 (rwc, ). (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 400 SEALED APPENDIX re 399 Reply Brief, SEALED by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 401 REPLY BRIEF re 313 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Partial) of Invalidity filed by IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 402 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 316 MOTION for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement of United States Patent No. 6,864,904 filed by Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits 25 and 26)(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 403 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 404 SEALED DECLARATION re 403 Reply Brief (REPLY DECLARATION OF JOSHUA L. SOHN) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 405 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 406 SEALED DECLARATION re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)), 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) (DECLARATION OF ALISON MONAHAN) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 407 DECLARATION re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)), 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) (DECLARATION OF KRISTIN LIMMERMAN) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 408 DECLARATION re 320 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103) MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANTS IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC., SNAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., YAHOO!, INC., EXALEAD, INC., AND EXALEAD S.A.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)), 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) (DECLARATION OF STEFAN SCHMID) by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Gaza, Anne) ( (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/21/2009: # 1 Exhibit A) (nmf). (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/20/2009 409 SEALED REPLY BRIEF re 325 MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) MOTION for Leave to File (DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009)) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/20/2009)

    07/21/2009 CORRECTING ENTRY: DI# 399 was improperly linked to DI# 320 – relinked to DI# 302. (rwc) (Entered: 07/21/2009)

    07/21/2009 410 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Anne Shea Gaza regarding enclosure of disc containing electronic, text searchable copies of filings. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/21/2009)

    07/21/2009 CORRECTING ENTRY: The pdf in D.I. 408 has been replaced with a corrected pdf per request of counsel. (nmf) (Entered: 07/21/2009)

    07/22/2009 411 REDACTED VERSION of 379 Claim Construction Answering Brief by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/22/2009)

    07/22/2009 412 REDACTED VERSION of 404 Declaration by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/22/2009)

    07/22/2009 413 REDACTED VERSION of 399 Reply Brief, in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/22/2009)

    07/22/2009 414 REDACTED VERSION of 400 Appendix of Exhibits in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement by Snap Technologies Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 07/22/2009)

    07/23/2009 415 REDACTED VERSION of 403 Reply Brief by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/23/2009)

    07/23/2009 416 REDACTED VERSION of 409 Reply Brief,, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/23/2009)

    07/24/2009 417 REDACTED VERSION of 405 Reply Brief,, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/24/2009)

    07/24/2009 418 REDACTED VERSION of 406 Declaration,,,, by IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A – H)(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 07/24/2009)

    07/24/2009 419 REDACTED VERSION of 402 Reply Brief in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringment of United States Patent No. 6,864,904 by Yahoo! Inc.. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 07/24/2009)

    07/29/2009 420 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Matthew J. Antonelli – filed by Yahoo! Inc.. (Blumenfeld, Jack) (Entered: 07/29/2009)

    07/31/2009 Reset Hearings: Final Pretrial Conference re-set for 9/22/2009 08:30 AM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. (nmf) (Entered: 07/31/2009)

    07/31/2009 421 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Exalead by Exalead S.A., Exalead Inc., Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 07/31/2009)

    08/04/2009 SO ORDERED- re 421 Stipulation of Dismissal, Exalead S.A and Exalead Inc. terminated. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 8/4/2009. (lid) (Entered: 08/04/2009)

    08/06/2009 SO ORDERED- re 420 MOTION for Pro Hac Vice Appearance of Attorney Matthew J. Antonelli. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 8/5/2009. (lid) (Entered: 08/06/2009)

    08/07/2009 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sue L. Robinson – Oral Argument held on 8/7/2009. (Court Reporter V. Gunning.) (nmf) (Entered: 08/07/2009)

    08/20/2009 422 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.’s Amended List of Potential Fact Witnesses re 311 Notice of Service by IAC Search & Media Inc.. Related document: 311 Notice of Service filed by IAC Search & Media Inc..(Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 08/20/2009)

    08/31/2009 423 Letter to counsel from Judge Robinson enclosing a proposed trial schedule, counsel to confirm that the proposed trial dates are acceptable on or before September 8, 2009. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Trial Calendar)(nmf) (Entered: 08/31/2009)

    09/02/2009 424 Letter to Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Anne Shea Gaza regarding Proposed Trial Calendar – re 423 Letter, 61 Scheduling Order,,,. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 09/02/2009)

    09/04/2009 425 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Tiffany Geyer Lydon regarding trial date. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/04/2009)

    09/04/2009 426 NOTICE OF SERVICE of Section 282 Statement of Defendants IAC Search & Media, Inc., Snap Technologies, Inc., and Yahoo! Inc. by IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc..(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 09/04/2009)

    09/09/2009 Set Hearings: Telephone Conference set for 9/10/2009 11:45 AM before Judge Sue L. Robinson. Counsel for defendants to coordinate and initiate this call. (nmf) (Entered: 09/09/2009)

    09/10/2009 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sue L. Robinson – Telephone Conference held on 9/10/2009. (Court Reporter V. Gunning.) (nmf) (Entered: 09/10/2009)

    09/10/2009 Reset Hearings: Jury Trial re-set for 10/7/2009 09:30 AM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. (nmf) (Entered: 09/10/2009)

  20. Docket Sheet, continued

    09/11/2009 427 STATEMENT of Subsequent Authority Relevant to Defendants’ Pending Motions for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement by Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Tab 1)(Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 09/11/2009)

    09/14/2009 428 STATEMENT re 427 Statement (Response to Defendants’ Statement of Subsequent Authority Relevant to Defendants’ Motions for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/14/2009)

    09/15/2009 429 MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 9/15/2009. (lid) (Entered: 09/15/2009)

    09/15/2009 430 ORDER denying 320 MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF INVALIDITY UNDER 35 U.S.C. § 103), denying 313 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Partial) of Invalidity. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 9/15/2009. (lid) (Entered: 09/15/2009)

    09/15/2009 431 MEMORANDUM ORDER- It is ordered that the disputed claim language of U.S. Patent NO 6,864,904 shall be construed consistent with the tenets of claim construction set forth by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 9/15/2009. (lid) (Entered: 09/15/2009)

    09/15/2009 432 ORDER denying 325 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE A MOTION TO STRIKE THE SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD MYERS (DATED APRIL 17, 2009) AND THE SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF DR. BRAD BYERS (DATED MAY 13, 2009). Prior to the pretrial conference the parties shall confer on the issues remaining to be tried and file as appropriate stipulations of infringement and/or non-infringement with respect to all other claims. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 9/15/2009. (lid) (Entered: 09/15/2009)

    09/18/2009 Reset Hearings: Final Pretrial Conference re-set per request of counsel for 9/22/2009 06:30 AM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. (nmf) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

    09/18/2009 433 Proposed Voir Dire by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Day, John) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

    09/18/2009 434 VERDICT SHEET by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Day, John) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

    09/18/2009 435 Proposed Pretrial Order by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, 1-4, # 2 Exhibit 5, # 3 Exhibit 6, # 4 Exhibit 7-14)(Day, John) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

    09/18/2009 436 Proposed Jury Instructions by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc., Snap Technologies Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Day, John) (Entered: 09/18/2009)

    09/22/2009 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sue L. Robinson – Final Pretrial Conference held on 9/22/2009. (Court Reporter V. Gunning.) (nmf) (Entered: 09/22/2009)

    09/22/2009 437 ORDER scheduling pretrial conference for Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 6:30 a.m. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 9/22/2009. (nmf) (Entered: 09/22/2009)

    09/25/2009 438 MEMORANDUM ORDER revising the court’s 431 Memorandum and Order dated 9/15/2009 regarding the ‘904 patent and the validity of claims 1 and 18. ORDER- Setting Hearings( Pretrial Conference set for 9/29/2009 04:30 PM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson.). Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 9/25/2009. (lid) (Entered: 09/25/2009)

    09/28/2009 439 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Anne Shea Gaza regarding status of defendant IAC Search & Media, Inc.. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 09/28/2009)

    09/29/2009 440 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Rodger D. Smith II regarding Resolution of Claims by Yahoo! and Girafa. (Smith, Rodger) (Entered: 09/29/2009)

    09/29/2009 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sue L. Robinson – Final Pretrial Conference held on 9/29/2009. (Court Reporter V. Gunning.) (nmf) (Entered: 09/30/2009)

    09/30/2009 441 Letter to Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Arthur G. Connolly, III regarding Attaching an excerpt from Snap Technologies Supplemental Responses to Girafa.coms First Set of Interrogatories. (Attachments: # 1 Excerpt from Snap Technologies Supplemental Responses to Girafa.coms First Set of Interrogatories)(Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 09/30/2009)

    10/01/2009 442 Proposed Voir Dire by Girafa.com Inc., Snap Technologies Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/01/2009)

    10/01/2009 443 VERDICT SHEET by Girafa.com Inc., Snap Technologies Inc. (Revised). (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/01/2009)

    10/01/2009 444 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Tiffany Geyer Lydon regarding response to Snap’s September 30, 2009 letter regarding Snap’s supplemental responses to Girafa’s first set of interrogatories. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/01/2009)

    10/02/2009 The Jury Trial originally scheduled to begin on 10/7/2009, is cancelled per phone call from counsel advising that parties are settling. (nmf) (Entered: 10/02/2009)

    10/02/2009 445 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Arthur G. Connolly, III regarding status of defendant Snap Technologies, Inc.. (Connolly, Arthur) (Entered: 10/02/2009)

    10/13/2009 446 OBJECTIONS by Girafa.com Inc. to the Court’s Claim Constructions. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 10/13/2009)

    10/15/2009 447 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from John G. Day regarding Girafa’s claim construction objections – re 446 Objections. (Day, John) (Entered: 10/15/2009)

    11/10/2009 448 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Snap Technologies, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc., Snap Technologies Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/10/2009)

    11/12/2009 SO ORDERED- re 448 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Snap Technologies, Inc.. Snap Technologies Inc. terminated., Attorney Kelly W. Cunningham; Daniel M. Cislo and Arthur G. Connolly, III terminated. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 11/10/2009. (lid) (Entered: 11/12/2009)

    11/23/2009 449 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Yahoo, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc., Yahoo! Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 11/23/2009)

    12/01/2009 SO ORDERED- re 449 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to Yahoo, Inc. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 12/1/2009. (lid) (Entered: 12/01/2009)

    01/22/2010 450 NOTICE of Change of Address by Anne Shea Gaza (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc. – filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 452 SEALED OPENING BRIEF in Support re 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc. filed by Girafa.com Inc..Answering Brief/Response due date per Local Rules is 2/8/2010. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 453 SEALED DECLARATION re 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc., 452 Opening Brief in Support (Declaration of Ryan M. Corbett, Esq.) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 454 SEALED DECLARATION re 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc., 452 Opening Brief in Support (Declaration of Shirli Ran) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 CORRECTING ENTRY: Pursuant to conversation with counsel, D.I. 455 has been deleted and will be re-filed at a later time (lid) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 455 REDACTED VERSION of 452 Opening Brief in Support by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 456 REDACTED VERSION of 453 Declaration of Ryan M. Corbett, Esq. by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/22/2010 457 REDACTED VERSION of 454 Declaration of Shirli Ran by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

    01/28/2010 459 Letter to the Court from Justin Lim in response to 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc. (lid) (Entered: 02/01/2010)

    02/01/2010 458 NOTICE requesting Clerk to remove Alison Monahan as co-counsel. Reason for request: left the firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 02/01/2010)

    02/01/2010 Remark: Attorney Alison E. Monahan terminated per DI 458 (rbe) (Entered: 02/01/2010)

    02/03/2010 460 ORDER Setting Hearing on Motion 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc. : Hearing set for 3/16/2010 04:30 PM in Courtroom 6B before Judge Sue L. Robinson. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 2/2/2010. (nmf) (Entered: 02/03/2010)

    02/03/2010 Copy of D.I. 460 mailed to Justin Lim & Stephen Lim, Smartdevil Inc., 2156 Rousseau, Montreal, Quebec, H8N 1K7 Canada. (nmf) (Entered: 02/03/2010)

    02/08/2010 461 REPLY BRIEF re 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc. filed by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/08/2010)

    02/08/2010 462 DECLARATION re 461 Reply Brief, 451 MOTION for Default Judgment as to Smartdevil Inc. (Declaration of John F. Rabena) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 02/08/2010)

    03/04/2010 463 MOTION to Set Aside Default Order and Relieve Judgment re 67 Order on Motion for Entry of Default, – filed by Smartdevil Inc.. (lid) (Entered: 03/05/2010)

    03/12/2010 464 ANSWERING BRIEF in Opposition re 463 MOTION to Set Aside 67 Order on Motion for Entry of Default, filed by Girafa.com Inc..Reply Brief due date per Local Rules is 3/22/2010. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/12/2010)

    03/12/2010 465 DECLARATION re 464 Answering Brief in Opposition (Declaration of Robert F. Rabena) by Girafa.com Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 03/12/2010)

    03/12/2010 466 NOTICE of change of law firm name from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP by IAC Search & Media Inc. (Gaza, Anne) (Entered: 03/12/2010)

    03/12/2010 467 ORDER denying 317 MOTION for Summary Judgment (DEFENDANT IAC SEARCH & MEDIA, INC.’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NONINFRINGEMENT) filed by IAC Search & Media Inc. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/12/2010. (nmf) (Entered: 03/12/2010)

    03/12/2010 468 ORDER setting briefing schedule re 463 MOTION to Set Aside 67 Order on Motion for Entry of Default: (Answering Brief due 4/12/2010., Reply Brief due 4/26/2010.), ORDER, terminating Hearings: The hearing on plaintiff’s pending motion for default judgment originally scheduled for March 16, 2010 is hereby CANCELLED. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 3/12/2010. (nmf) (Entered: 03/12/2010)

    04/22/2010 469 REPLY BRIEF re 463 MOTION to Set Aside 67 Order on Motion for Entry of Default, filed by Smartdevil Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(lid) (Entered: 04/22/2010)

    05/03/2010 470 REQUEST for Oral Argument by Girafa.com Inc. re 463 MOTION to Set Aside 67 Order on Motion for Entry of Default,. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 05/03/2010)

    05/05/2010 471 Reply to 470 REQUEST for Oral Argument filed by Smartdevil Inc.. (lid) (Entered: 05/05/2010)

    06/22/2010 472 STIPULATION of Dismissal as to IAC Search & Media, Inc. by Girafa.com Inc., IAC Search & Media Inc.. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/22/2010)

    06/22/2010 473 Letter to The Honorable Sue L. Robinson from Tiffany Geyer Lydon – re 472 Stipulation of Dismissal. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 06/22/2010)

    06/23/2010 SO ORDERED- re 472 Stipulation of Dismissal. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 6/23/2010. (lid) (Entered: 06/23/2010)

    08/04/2010 474 MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 8/4/2010. (nmf) (Entered: 08/04/2010)

    08/04/2010 475 ORDER denying 451 Motion for Default Judgment ; granting 463 Motion to Set Aside Default in Appearance if certain conditions are met by September 15, 2010. See order for further details. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 8/4/2010. (nmf) (Entered: 08/04/2010)

    08/04/2010 Copies of D.I. 474 and 475 mailed to Smartdevil Inc. c/o Stephen Lim and Justin Lim, 2156 Rousseau Montreal Quebec H8N 1K7 Canada. (nmf) (Entered: 08/04/2010)

    08/24/2010 476 ORDER that the reference to Judge Stark pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) is hereby withdrawn. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties shall continue to explore the possibility of ADR with Judge Stark, as per his agreement to continue in his role as a mediator in the above captioned case. Signed by Judge Sue L. Robinson on 8/24/2010. (nmf) (Entered: 08/24/2010)

    08/24/2010 Copies of D.I. 476 mailed to Smartdevil Inc. c/o Stephen Lim and Justin Lim, 2156 Rousseau Montreal Quebec H8N 1K7 Canada. (nmf) (Entered: 08/24/2010)

    09/07/2010 477 NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Girafa.com Inc. as to Smartdevil Inc. (Lydon, Tiffany) (Entered: 09/07/2010)

    09/09/2010 CASE CLOSED per notice of dismissal (D.I. 477_ (lid) (Entered: 09/09/2010)

    09/09/2010 478 Report to the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks for Patent/Trademark Number(s) US 6,864,904; (Attachments: # 1 notice of dismissal) (lid) (Entered: 09/09/2010)

  21. Hi Richard,

    I’m not sure that it’s a terrible thing that a company can sell the intellectual property that it has created with a sale of its patents.

    In the case of the Nortel patents, it looks like there might be some healthy bidding over those patents as well.

  22. when filling a patent is it necessary to have a design created or just the concept because this could be a great way to make money. Think of something that google might want and file the patent for it without even creating the ability to do it lol.

  23. Very interesting. I have sent an email to Girafa’s CEO, Eldad Barnoon, but no comment on his side. I wonder what was the price that Google paid?

  24. Hi Craig,

    There is a certain class of patents called Design patents, that attempt to define a look and feel for something, like a user interface. I haven’t written about too many of those here, though I did do a post on one Google design patent that showed navigation for part of Google Earth/Google Maps:

    Mysterious Google Interface Design

    If you see a granted patent that begins with the letter “D”, it’s a design patent.

    For a “utility” patent, you don’t need to have a completed design, but you do need more than just a concept – to use the words of the USPTO:

    The specification is a written description of the invention and of the manner and process of making and using the same. The specification must be in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art or science to which the invention pertains to make and use the same.

    More details on what you need to include can be found here:

    A Guide to Filing A Non-Provisional (Utility) Patent Application

  25. Hi Tom,

    Thanks, I would definitely be interested if you did find anything, but I’m not sure that too many people really want to share details of something like that. The limited information from the USPTO doesn’t give us much information along the lines of things like prices.

    Sometimes we do see things like that on publicly filed financial statements with the SEC, along with other acquisitions, but not always. I’ll be looking at the next one that comes out to see if it’s something that Google might disclose.

  26. There would soon be a Google World and am pretty sure about it..I really appreciate your initiative and effort…Thanks for the post.

  27. Is there anything google is not trying to buy? I cant understand how can anyone get a patent for preview of pages. It is simple open source code. Soon everyone will be scared to use some code or features on their website!

  28. I just wonder sometimes why they dont get a patent on air?

    Some of the things they are trying to gain ownership over seem more like design issues than any clever ground breaking technology. I also know that many RESOURCES pages (such as mine) use apps that show a thumbnail of a site. This is to make my page look ‘prettier’ not to gain any financial advantage per se. Roll on the monolith!

  29. Every day I am getting more and more impressed on how Google work on things… such an aggressive minds to have all this accomplishments and even more.

  30. It’s scary when you think about how much power Google has, and yet they are still acquiring stuff left and right. As a blogger and someone who depends on Googles rankings I know we will all have to play by their rules.

    With the constant patents and acquisitions, I fear that google has too much power and is only getting bigger. Do you think the Feds will ever step in and make them break apart into smaller entities? I know it sounds crazy, but they are a HUGE company and on the web, it’s googles way or the highway.

  31. @Bruce – Indeed, it wouldn’t surprise me if they tried to get a patent on air. ;)

    In all seriousness though, I agree with Bill that it’s probably a defensive move to avoid litigation.

  32. Hi Stefan,

    You’re welcome. I think Apple and Microsoft and a few other companies are going to try their hardest to make sure that Google isn’t the only option available to us, and the competition may help bring us better services than we otherwise might have seen.

  33. Hi John,

    The patent was granted years ago, so regardless of how you or I feel about it, it’s one of the things that Google has to deal with if they want to offer instant previews on their web pages.

    That’s part of the reason why I decided to go ahead and post the whole docket to the lawsuit that I mentioned in the post – to show how serious that kind of litigation can become.

  34. Hi Bruce,

    An alternative to trying to get a patent on sometime would be to try to keep it a trade secret. In many cases, that’s not a viable option.

    Is the patent office doing a good job of policing patents for prior art or prior patents that cover the same or similar inventions? I’m not completely sure of that. I do think there are a lot more patents applications published than there are patents granted, and I’ve looked through a number of the documents filed in granted patents to see how much many of them changed over the course of prosecuting them, with many original claims rejected and then often amended.

  35. Hi Andrew,

    One of the things that I’ve seen in interviews with Eric Schmidt from time to time is his insistence that Google likes to move into areas where they can be innovative and do something that other people aren’t doing. I’m not sure that I would call what they are doing aggressive as opposed to assertive though.

  36. Hi Jeff,

    I think Google believes that it’s essential to their survival to be seen as a company that is innovative, that is growing, that’s the place that people just out of school would consider the location of their dream job.

    I write about a lot of Google’s patents and some others from Microsoft and Yahoo and a few other companies, but Google doesn’t produce the volume of patent filings that Microsoft does. Apple probably comes out with more patents than Google as well.

    I hope that the goverment keeps their hands off, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a few more competitors for Google, believing that competition is good for all of us.

  37. Hi Jonathan,

    This particular acquisition does seem primarily defensive in nature.

    There’s a growing business practice of acquiring intellectual property like patents for the sole purpose of litigating the rights to use processes described in those patents. Chances are that many of the patents that are filed by a company like Google are as much to protect them from businesses like that as they are to exclude others from using inventions that they’ve come up with.

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