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Spoliation Instruction But No Terminating Sanctions in Coding Trade Secrets Case

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas declined to impose litigation ending discovery sanctions for several claims of spoliation, but does plan to issue a spoliation instruction in Quantlab...more

Defendant Fails to Meet Safe Harbor Standards with Deletion of Metadata (California)

Gardner v. Cafepress, Inc., 2014 WL 794216 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 26, 2014). In this copyright case, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant infringed on the plaintiff’s copyrights to an image and sought the seizure and/or...more

PersonalWeb v. Google: Duty to Preserve Emails Began When Patent Was Acquired

PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC ("PersonalWeb") filed a patent infringement action against Google for infringement of its "Truenames" patents. Google filed a motion for sanctions based on a contention that PersonalWeb...more

Business Litigation Reporter - March 2014

Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Reporter provides timely summaries of key cases and other developments within dedicated Business Litigation sessions and related courts throughout the country – courts within which...more

Court Denies an Adverse Interference Absent Materiality (New York)

Cognex Corporation v. Microscan Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 6906221 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 31, 2013). in this patent infringement suit, the defendants moved for sanctions for spoliation of a disk that was essentially destroyed...more

The Mystery Of The Federal Circuit Advisory Council’s Short-Lived Model Orders

In July 2013, the Advisory Council for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a committee that includes Federal Circuit litigators, law professors, court clerks, and government attorneys, issued a “Model...more

Lackluster Retention Policy Leads to Spoliation Sanctions (California)

Zest IP Holdings, LLC v. Implant Direct Mfg., LLC, 2013 WL 6159177 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2013). In this patent and trademark infringement case, the plaintiffs sought sanctions for the defendants’ alleged spoliation and...more

BakerHostetler Patent Watch CBT Flint Partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc.

On December 13, 2013, in CBT Flint Partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Dyk, O'Malley, Taranto*) reversed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the district court judgment...more

E-Discovery in Patent Cases: A Look at “Model Orders”

Last week, we wrote about the proposed Local Patent Rules in the Western District of New York (W.D.N.Y.), which include a “Model Order Regarding E-Discovery in Patent Cases.” The Western District’s Model E-Discovery Order is...more

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries - December 2013: Idaho: Court Orders Seizure of Hard Drive to Preserve Self-Identified Hacker’s...

Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC v. Southfork Sec., Inc., 2013 WL 5637747 (D. Idaho Oct. 15, 2013). In this copyright infringement case, the plaintiff sought an ex parte temporary restraining order forcing the defendants...more

W.D.N.Y. Proposes Local Patent Rules

The Western District of New York (W.D.N.Y.) recently announced proposed Local Patent Rules that would apply in all patent cases filed in this district. A copy of the proposed Local Patent Rules can be found here (see alert)....more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 11, Issue 4 (Fall 2013)

In This Issue: The Blurred Lines of What Constitutes Copyright Infringement of Music: Robin Thicke v. Marvin Gaye’s Estate; Terminology in a Computer Readable Medium Claim —“Physical,” “Tangible,” or “Storage”— Can...more

Top EDiscovery Case Summaries - October 2013: Louisiana: Absent Requisite Specificity, Court Declines “Ultra-Broad” Motion to...

NOLA Spice Designs, LLC v. Haydel Enters., Inc., 2013 WL 3974535 (E.D. La. Aug. 2, 2013). In this trademark infringement case, the plaintiff refused to disclose user names and passwords in depositions and written responses,...more

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries – July 2013: California - Spoliation Sanctions Levied Against Damages Awarded in Rambus Case

SK Hynix Inc. v. Rambus, Inc., 2013 WL 1915865 (N.D. Cal. May 8, 2013). In this complex set of patent-infringement cases, the plaintiffs sought spoliation sanctions against the defendant—who prevailed in the underlying...more

United States International Trade Commission Amends Rules Concerning Discovery in Section 337 Investigations

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) on May 15, 2013, issued a notice amending Rule 210.27 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure in Section 337 investigations. The amendments go a long way in attempting to...more

eDiscovery: The View From Singapore

The Singaporean government has adopted aggressive measures to become a regional center for dispute resolution and arbitration in areas ranging from intellectual property, to oil and gas arbitration....more

Confessions of an adrenaline addict and trial lawyer

Adrenaline and its effects is the crushing elephant in the room of every courthouse across the country. Lawyers strung out on adrenaline are crowding our courtrooms with lawsuits that never end, disputes that never get...more

Computer-Assisted Review Costs Awarded in California Patent Case

Court finds that using technology to undertake more efficient document review is reasonable. On February 1, Judge Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California awarded more...more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Winter 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 1: Conducting Efficient Patent...

The costs associated with discovery, and particularly electronic document discovery, in patent litigation can be effectively controlled with upfront planning, preparation, and coordination between in­house and outside...more

Early Neutral Evaluation Gains Popularity

This article originally published in The Briefs magazine of the Orange County Bar Association in Orlando, Florida discusses the Alternative Dispute Resolution technique in litigation known as Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)...more

S.D.N.Y. Sanctions Ryan Leslie For Negligently Destroying His Laptop’s Hard Drive

It is not really a surprise when a celebrity makes the news after being sued; we see it happen all time. Those cases typically involve some sort of misconduct, domestic issue, or some other media-driven dispute. It is not...more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Fall 2012 - Volume 10, Issue 4: Conducting Efficient Patent...

The costs associated with discovery, and particularly electronic document discovery, in patent litigation can be effectively controlled with upfront planning, preparation, and coordination between in-house and outside...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Four

Part Four in a multi-part series on the topic. Searching for evidence in the form of email, text messages and instant messaging is increasingly important in lawsuits. However, requests for this type of evidence during the...more

Auto-Delete Leads to Failure to Preserve Evidence

In a patent infringement suit by Apple, Inc. against Samsung Electronics Co, LTD, Apple filed a motion for an adverse inference jury instruction based on Samsung's alleged spoliation – the failure to preserve relevant...more

Google's Privilege Claim: A Cautionary Tale

Winnie the Pooh feared the Heffalumps and Woozles that he believed inhabited the Hundred Acre Wood, although he never saw one. There are things that lurk in the woods of e-discovery that lawyers can’t see either…like the...more

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