Confidential Discovery OK'd For Spansion, Tessera

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 1:14 PM EST) -- A bankruptcy judge has approved confidentiality requirements for discovery in a patent-related dispute between bankrupt flash memory chip maker Spansion Inc. and rival Tessera Inc., which has vowed to successfully assert an administrative expense claim for hundreds of millions of dollars that could doom Spansion's Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

Judge Kevin Carey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware signed off on a joint stipulation crafted by the two parties Wednesday, ensuring that information deemed proprietary, confidential or private, and relating to the...
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