On March 8, 2013, the NDCA issued an opinion in Eon Corp. IP Holding LLC v. Sensus USA Inc., No. C-12-01011 EMC (EDL) (Doc. No. 657), concerning defendants’ request that plaintiff provide early disclosure of its damages contentions. One of the court’s first comments is telling: “Because the question of early damages disclosure in patent cases is a recurring and important one, the Court issues this order to explain its reasoning and guidance to the parties.” Slip op at 1.