Not much has been happening in the Epson inkjet cartridge cases. Parties had extended certain expert witness deadlines, but otherwise discovery is pretty much closed. The lawyers are getting ready for trial (scheduled to commence October 4, 2011) as the parties have filed stipulations relating to admissibility of documents and representations of the structure of cartridges by Ninestar model numbers (that stipulation really simplifies Epson's case as there are hundreds of different cartridge models at issue).

Deadlines for filing proposals for substantive motions is coming up later this week (February 4, 2011) with summary judgment motions due no later that March 31, 2011. Thus we should get some action within the next two months.