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In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff filed a motion for entry of a standard protective order after the defendant would not agree to sign a stipulated protective order. As explained by the district court, the...more
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd., et al. v. Enplas Corp. -
Addressing the issue of whether a patent owner’s motion for additional discovery was justified based on a newly-filed exhibit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...more
The case of Latele Television v. Telemundo Communications Group might have been a simple factual dispute over copyright ownership, but instead it has devolved into a series of accusations — including allegations of willful...more
For the uninitiated, Dropbox and other similar tools—such as SkyDrive, Google Drive, or Cubby—allow a user to log in to an account, upload documents or files to the cloud, and then access or download them from any device,...more
Design Basics, LLC. v. Carhart Lumber Co., 2014 WL 6669844 (D. Neb. Nov. 24, 2014).
In this design misappropriation case, the plaintiff sought an order compelling “full disk imaging of [d]efendant’s hard drives,”...more
Koninklijke Philips Elecs. N.V. v. Hunt Control Sys., Inc., 2014 WL 5798109 (D. N.J. Nov. 7, 2014).
In this trademark case, the parties engaged in discovery disputes over the plaintiff’s “ability to search and produce...more
Federal Circuit Vacates Lower Court’s Obviousness Finding Based on Incorrect Application of Inherency Doctrine -
In Par Pharmaceutical, the Federal Circuit vacated an obviousness ruling by the district court, finding...more
Atlanta Gas Light Company v. Bennett Regulators Guards, Inc.; Aker Biomarine AS, et al. v. Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. -
In two orders issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and...more
Joao Control & Monitoring Systems, LLC v. City of Yonkers, et al.
Case Number: 1:12-cv-07734-RJS -
Following receipt of a joint letter from the parties concerning a discovery dispute, Judge Sullivan...more
The first few decisions from the Federal Circuit are starting to trickle in and are sure to bring more upheaval to Patent Office post-grant procedures. In Versata Software, Inc., et al. v. Callidus Software, Inc., the Court...more
BNB Health Grades, Inc. ("Health Grades") filed a patent infringement action against MDx Medical, Inc., d/b/a Vitals.com ("MDx"). During the litigation, Health Grades identified licensing agreements and associated systems...more
Venture Corp. v. Barrett, 2014 WL 5305575 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 16, 2014).
In this patent case, the defendant moved to compel identifying information after the parties reached an impasse regarding how responsive information...more
The defendants in this patent infringement action sought the production of certain billing statements of the law firm representing CleanTech. The defendants argued that the billing statements were discoverable based on their...more
Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coast Sys., 2014 WL 5321095 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 17, 2014).
In this patent infringement case, the plaintiff company moved the court to compel the defendant to produce archival emails from eight...more
Countless parties to inter partes review can tell you how to lose a Motion for Additional Discovery. This is especially so for discovery motions seeking evidence to prove privity between the Petitioner and a third party in an...more
After plaintiff, McAirlaids, requested the deposition of one of Kimberly-Clark's ("K-C") in-house litigation counsel, K-C filed a motion for a protective order pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c) to preclude the deposition of...more
Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd v. Enplas Corporation, IPR2014-00605, Paper 17, (November 5, 2014), the Board denied patent owners motion for additional discovery which exceeded the scope of the Board’s authorization. The...more
Convenience, accessibility, and cost have led companies and their employees to put an increased amount of data in the cloud. But, does this put corporate data at risk? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Sam Walling discuss some of...more
It's a commonplace occurrence in Silicon Valley for skilled employees to move from one company to another, followed quickly by a civil trade secret lawsuit alleging that the employee stole trade secrets from his prior...more
In General Electric Co. v. Transdata, Inc., the patent owner requested authorization to file a motion for leave to take discovery of petitioner General Electric regarding whether GE is in privity with a defendant in...more
Apple Inc. v. Samsung, 2014 WL 4745933 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 19, 2014).
In this intellectual property case, the plaintiff sought to recover around $1.5 million in costs for producing documents to an online hosted...more
Garmin Int’l, Inc., et al. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC; Idle Free Systems, Inc. v. Bergstrom, Inc. -
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) recently designated as “informative” two decisions earlier released...more
In Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. v. Enplas Corporation, IPR2014-00605, Paper 13 (October 16, 2014), the Board authorized the Patent Owner to move for additional discovery about testing that Petitioner conducted. ...more
In this patent infringement action brought by Trustees of Boston University ("BU"), BU alleged that defendants infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,686,738 (the "'738 Patent"), which centers on light emitting diodes ("LEDs") and the...more
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