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Judge Stark grants motion to amend complaint to add five additional patents

Judge Stark recently considered plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend its complaint to add allegations of five patents related to the one patent already at issue. Greatbatch Ltd. v. AVX Corp., et al., C.A. No. 13-723-LPS (D. Del. Feb. 4, 2014). Plaintiff filed its motion two weeks before the deadline to seek leave to amend set forth in the scheduling order, and after it reviewed the core technical documents produced by defendant. Id. at 1. Defendant argued that it would be predjudiced by the addition of five patents because the present schedule “ha[d] been fashioned for a single patent case[.]” Id. at 2. The Court granted the motion, adding the five additional patents, but also agreed that the current schedule should be vacated. Id. at 2-3. Judge Stark ordered the parties to meet and confer and submit a proposed scheduling order. Id. at 3.

Greatbatch Ltd. v. AVX Corp., et al., C.A. No. 13-723-LPS (D. Del. Feb. 4, 2014)

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