Valencell, Inc. v. Apple Inc., 5-16-cv-00001 (NCED April 17, 2017, Order) (Gates, MJ)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Discovery Concerning Plaintiff’s Investor Funding, R&D Costs, and IPO Valuation Not Proportional to Needs of Case
The court denied without prejudice defendant's motion to compel further interrogatory responses regarding investor funding, initial public offerings, and research and development costs because the discovery was not proportional to the needs of the case. "While it is conceivable that the documents sought by each of these production requests could contain information relevant to one or more issues in this case, the record does not presently show that they are likely to do so. At the same time, the production sought by each production request is extensive, the burden on [plaintiff] of making the production significant, and the intrusion into [plaintiff's] operations entailed by the production substantial."