Order May Clarify Southern Calif. Patent Local Rules

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has granted a request by I-Flow Corp. to compel Apex Medical Technologies to turn over additional documentation during the discovery process in a medical device patent infringement case. The ruling may help clarify the application of the federal court's relatively untested local patent litigation rules.

The court's order stemmed from a dispute that arose over exactly what the patent local rules demanded in terms of document production. I-Flow alleges that Apex's Solace Infusion Pump, a medical...
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