EPL Holdings, LLC v. Apple Inc., 3-12-cv-04306 (CAND May 20, 2013, Order) (Corley, M.J.).
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Disclosure of Confidential Information to Plaintiff’s Outside “Licensing Agents” Prohibited
The court granted defendant's motion to prohibit plaintiff's licensing agents from having access to defendant's confidential information. "[Plaintiff's] contention that 'it is a small company with only a handful of employees and has no in-house counsel or patent litigation specialist,' does not justify distributing all of [defendant's] 'Confidential' information to non-parties. . . . [Plaintiff] brought this action against [defendant]; [plaintiff's] apparent lack of internal resources to effectively pursue this action does not mean that [defendant's] confidential information should be exposed to non-parties."