Controlling E-Discovery Cost — Judges Take The Lead

Law360, New York (December 20, 2011, 2:40 PM EST) -- The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are based on the fundamental proposition that litigation should be “administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.”[1] Patent litigation, however, is typically far from inexpensive, and efforts to avoid or ameliorate the expense of litigation may, some fear, often drive the result of litigation as much as or more than an objective determination of justice.

The primary contributing factor to the expense of patent cases today is in many instances related to discovery...
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