BicycleIn a patent infringement case pending in a California federal court, the defendant moved for summary judgment. The parties jointly requested leave to submit to the court under seal, or with redactions, documents containing trade secrets and other confidential information. The court granted the request only in part. Icon-IP Pty Ltd. v. Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-03844
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A recent opinion issued by a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado with respect to a discovery dispute in a trade secret misappropriation case may please defense counsel, but create headaches for plaintiffs’ lawyers, because the Court set harsh pleadings standards that plaintiffs must meet. The Court seems to have been more sympathetic (a) to the defendants’ and the court’s desire

Continue Reading Colorado Magistrate Judge Outlines Stringent Pleading Requirements Which Must Be Satisfied Before Plaintiffs Alleging Trade Secret Misappropriation Can Compel Responses To Discovery Requests; Judge Also Encourages Filing Pleadings Under Seal