§Cause No. 2:12cv189vs.§§EARTHLINK, INC.§Defendant§TQP DEVELOPMENT, LLC§Plaintiff§§Cause No. 2:12cv192vs.§§GOOGLE, INC.§Defendant§TQP DEVELOPMENT, LLC§Plaintiff§§Cause No. 2:12cv198vs.§§CONSUMER CELLULAR, INC.§Defendant§ORDER
The above-captioned cases were referred to the undersigned United States Magistrate Judgefor pre-trial purposes in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636. A combined scheduling conference has been scheduled August 9, 2012.As Chief Judge Davis recently noted in
PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC v. NEC Corp. of America, Inc
, Cause No. 6:11cv655 (Docket Entry #18), Congress has recently addressed the issueof joinder in patent cases in section 19 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was signedinto law in September 2011.
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Pub. L. No. 112-29, sec. 19(d),§ 299, 125 Stat. 284, 332-33 (2011) (to be codified at 35 U.S.C. § 299). In particular, the new joinder 3
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