Google Fights To Block Counsel Deposition In IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 18, 2009, 5:38 PM EDT) -- In a suit accusing Google Inc. and a dozen other Internet companies of infringing a patent for online search software, the technology giant has asked a federal judge to quash PA Advisors LLC's subpoena for the deposition of its policy counsel, calling the request irrelevant.

Google filed a motion Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to prevent the deposition of Johanna Shelton, the company's policy counsel and legislative strategist, claiming that its government lobbying activities are shielded from discovery by...
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