Apeldyn Corporation v. Sony Corporation and Sony Electronics, Inc., Civ. No. 11-440-SLR, April 4, 2012.
Robinson, J. Motions to dismiss and stay are denied.
On May 19, 2011, plaintiff initiated this patent case directed to the time response of liquid crystal material in VA mode Liquid Crystal Display modules, and filed an amended complaint on July 12, 2011. Defendant thereafter renewed its motion to dismiss plaintiff’s inducement and willful infringement claims and filed a motion to stay proceedings. The motions were denied. The amended complaint complies with the pleading standard and defendant acquired knowledge of the patent-in-suit through its in-house legal department’s due diligence and through prior litigation involving the patent. A stay is not warranted pending appeal in a related litigation. The motion to stay is denied without prejudice to renew after the close of discovery.