Apple Wants 3rd Party Barred From Patent Discovery

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. urged a California federal judge Thursday to bar IP Nav, a rival's licensing agent, from accessing the tech giant's confidential information in a case accusing Apple's flagship products of patent infringement, arguing that allowing third-party access could leave Apple vulnerable to more patent suits.

EPL Holdings, the plaintiff accusing Apple's iPhone, iPad, laptops and other products of infringing patents on audio-playback technology, hired IP Nav as a licensing agent in the case because EPL can't afford in-house counsel for that task, according to the...
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