8.1 Expert Discovery

Expert discovery on issues other than claim construction will proceed as follows:

(a) Expert Reports

(1) Opening expert reports on issues for which the parties will bear the burden of proof at trial will be due forty-five (45) days after service of the Final Invalidity Contentions, or, in cases in which invalidity is not at issue, forty-five (45) days after service of the Final Infringement Contentions;

(2) Rebuttal expert reports will be due forty-five (45) days after service of the opening expert reports.

(b) Completion of Expert Depositions

Completion of expert depositions will occur no later than forty-five (45) days after service of the rebuttal expert reports.