A Patent Litigator’s Perspective On Privacy Law

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 12:48 AM EST) -- ​Patent litigations typically dredge up terabytes of data through discovery. Patent cases having nothing to do with privacy will inherently bump up against a patchwork of state, federal and international laws governing the handling of personal data. These laws occasionally surface as a major obstacle in the conduct of the case and in ancillary disputes. Following is a guide to the problems that may arise, and some best practices to avoid them, in grappling with data privacy laws in patent litigations. Of course, these issues may...
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