Dow Patent Apps Excluded From HRD Contract Spat

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A special master has dealt a blow to HRD Corp. in Dow Chemical Co.'s breach of contract suit over a failed joint business venture, rejecting HRD's bid to introduce nine Dow patent applications into evidence.

Special Master B. Wilson Redfearn, who the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware appointed in November 2008 to assist the parties in resolving a slew of discovery disputes, on Tuesday found the nine patent applications inadmissible because HRD had failed to disclose, address or identify them prior to summary...
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