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."

EPL Holdings, LLC v. Apple Inc., 3-12-cv-04306 (CAND May 20, 2013, Order) (Corley, M.J.).

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