Universal Electronics Inc. v. Universal Remote Control Inc., 8-12-cv-00329 (CACD May 2, 2013, Order) (Guilford, J.).
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Denied
The court denied defendant's motion to stay pending inter partes review in part because the court’s need to control its own docket weighed against a stay. "The three-factor analysis . . . while important, does not capture every relevant consideration. . . . The Court is concerned that allowing the progress of its docket to depend on the status of proceedings elsewhere can interfere with its obligation 'to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.' 'If litigation were stayed every time a claim in suit undergoes reexamination, federal infringement actions would be dogged by fits and starts. Federal court calendars should not be hijacked in this manner.'"