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									Google Inc. v. Compression Labs Inc et al                                                                                 Doc. 6
                      Case 5:04-cv-03934-JF        Document 6          Filed 10/12/2004    Page 1 of 2


                  1   KEKER & VAN NEST, LLP
                      DARALYN J. DURIE - #169825
                  2   RYAN M. KENT - #220441
                      710 Sansome Street
                  3   San Francisco, CA 94111-1704
                      Telephone: (415) 391-5400
                  4   Facsimile: (415) 397-7188

                  5   Attorneys for Plaintiff
                      GOOGLE INC., a Delaware corporation
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                  8                               UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

                  9                             NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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                      GOOGLE INC., a Delaware corporation,                    Case No. CV 04-03934 CW
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                                                            Plaintiff,
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                             v.                                              NOTICE OF RELATED CASE AND
                 13                                                          NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF OTHER
                      COMPRESSION LABS, INC., a Delaware                     ACTION
                 14   corporation; FORGENT NETWORKS, INC., a
                      Delaware corporation, and GENERAL                      [Pursuant to Civil L.R. 3-12(a), duplicate
                 15   INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, a Delaware                    original of this notice are being filed in
                      corporation,                                           the case listed below.]
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                                                         Defendants.
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                      SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC., a Delaware
                 18   corporation,                                            Case No. CV 04-03124 PJH
                 19                                       Plaintiff,
                 20          v.
                 21   COMPRESSION LABS, INC., a Delaware
                      corporation,
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                                                         Defendant.
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                 24          Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 3-12 and 13, Plaintiff Google Inc. (“Google”), hereby files
                 25   this Notice of Related Case based the suit titled Sun Microsystems, Inc. v. Compression Labs,
                 26   Inc., et al., Case No. CV 04-03124 PJH (N.D. Cal.) currently pending before Hon. Phyllis J.
                 27   Hamilton in this District (the “Sun case”) and this Notice of Pendency of Other Action based on
                 28   the following cases currently pending in the Eastern District of Texas before Hon. David Folsom

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     340122.03                    NOTICE OF RELATED CASE AND NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF OTHER ACTION
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             1   and the District of Delaware before Hon. Sue L. Robinson:

             2          1.      Compression Labs, Inc. v. Agfa Corp, et al., No. 2-04CV-158 DF (E.D. Tex.).

             3          2.      Compression Labs, Inc. v. Dell, Inc. et al., No. 2-04CV-159 DF (E.D. Tex.).

             4          3.      Agfa Corp., et al. v. Compression Labs, Inc., et al., No. 04-818 SLR (D. Del.).

             5          4.      Yahoo! Inc. v. Compression Labs, Inc., et al., No. 04-918 SLR (D. Del.).

             6          5.    Compression Labs, Inc. v. Acer America Corp., et al., No. 2-04CV-294 DF (E.D.
                        Tex).
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                        6.     Audiovox Corporation, et al. v. Compression Labs, Inc., et al., No. 04-1293 SLR
             8          (D. Del.).

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                 Each of these actions involve the same patent at issue, United States Patent No. 4,698,672 (“the
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                 ‘672 Patent”), and accusations of infringement by Compression Labs, Inc. (“CLI”), an owner of
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                 the ‘672 Patent, based on the alleged-infringers’ use of the international JPEG standard.
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            13          Given the existence of eight actions involving the ‘672 Patent and allegations of

            14   infringement based on the international JPEG standard pending in three different federal

            15   districts, coordination under 28 U.S.C. § 1407 is the single best method to avoid conflicts,
            16   conserve resources, and promote the efficient determination of these actions. Accordingly, Sun
            17   Microsystems, Inc., Yahoo! Inc., and Google have already moved to transfer the eight separate
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                 actions to a single district court, and to consolidate those actions for coordinate pretrial
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                 proceedings pursuant to § 1407. See “Memorandum in Support of Sun Microsystems, Inc,
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                 Yahoo! Inc. and Google Inc.’s Motion to Transfer Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407,” attached
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                 hereto as Exhibit A.
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            23   Dated: October 12, 2004                                  KEKER & VAN NEST, LLP

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                                                                    By:     /s/ Ryan M. Kent__________________
            26                                                            RYAN M. KENT
                                                                          Attorneys for Plaintiff
            27                                                            GOOGLE INC., a Delaware corporation

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