Staying On Top Of Electronic Data In IP Cases

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Knowing what information to preserve and when to start holding on to it are important strategies in any litigation context, but getting a handle on electronic data preservation can be especially crucial in an intellectual property case where a finding of spoliation could be enough to strip a company of its valuable patents and other IP.

Because companies often have to protect their IP by preparing for the possibility of litigation, preservation obligations tend to be triggered before a lawsuit is even filed.

Although recent case...
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