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Judge Robinson: Orders Leading Up To Asahi Trial

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The jury trial in Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. v. Guardian Indus. Corp. case (09-515-SLR) started on October 17, 2011, and Judge Robinson issued several orders in the leadup to trial:

  1. Sept. 26: The Court excluded the defendant’s experts’ written description/enablement testimony, after criticizing the expert’s report for failing to construe the claims at issue, for failing to apply the required analyses, and for failing to provide “a limitation-by-limitation comparison of each asserted claim to each prior art reference.” The Court asked the defendant to submit a color-coded version of the expert’s report that matches the claim elements with the prior art descriptions.
  2. Oct. 3: The Court excluded the expert’s anticipation analysis after reviewing the color-coded report, although the Court allowed obviousness testimony based on a supplemental expert report that did not have the same objections
  3. Oct. 11: The Court granted a motion to reconsider the Sept. 26 order, and clarified that the defendants were barred from presenting any anticipation claims at all, because they would necessarily lack expert testimony.
  4. Oct. 13: The Court barred the plaintiff’s expert from testifying as a fact witness regarding secondary considerations of non-obviousness, because the expert’s knowledge was based on the research of others rather than on his own observations.

  5. Asahi Glass Co. v. Guardian Indus. Corp., C.A. No. 09-515-SLR (D. Del. Sept. 26, 2011)

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    Asahi Glass Co. v. Guardian Indus. Corp., C.A. No. 09-515-SLR (D. Del. Oct. 3, 2011)

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    Asahi Glass Co. v. Guardian Indus. Corp., C.A. No. 09-515-SLR (D. Del. Oct. 11, 2011)

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    Asahi Glass Co. v. Guardian Indus. Corp., C.A. No. 09-515-SLR (D. Del. Oct. 13, 2011)

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