(c) Declaratory Judgment Actions

The same disclosure process (including the same sequence of disclosures) shall apply in declaratory judgment actions in which the plaintiff is asserting noninfringement and/or invalidity and/or unenforceability of the patent(s)-in-suit. For example, in such actions the defendant-patentee will assert Preliminary Infringement Contentions pursuant to the schedule set out below. If infringement is not contested, the parties shall follow the same disclosure process, but shall limit their contentions and accompanying document productions to those issues that are in dispute.