Magistrate Nixes Anvik's Bid To Alter Discovery Rule

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 1:01 PM EDT) -- A magistrate judge has declined to order electronics industry defendants in Anvik Corp.'s multibillion-dollar scanning technology patent cases — including Samsung Electronics and Sharp Corp. — to turn over global sales data on related products prior to the dates the privately held optical systems firm filed suit.

Magistrate Judge Lisa Margaret Smith's ruling on Anvik's motion to reconsider, issued Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, declined to alter her Sept. 16 discovery order.

In court papers dated Sept. 30,...
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