Patent Deposition Notices With Minimal Motion Practice Risk

By Charlie Steenburg, Jason Balich and Alexandra Kim (May 9, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Perhaps you received a deposition notice under Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure listing over a hundred topics and are wondering where to start when preparing your client's designated representative. You aren't alone.

In patent litigation, voluminous Rule 30(b)(6) deposition notices are common — patent cases are often complex, and Rule 30(b)(6) doesn't limit the number of topics that may be included.

For example, in Acorn Semi LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the plaintiff noticed Samsung with a total of 91 topics and Samsung both failed to object to the notice and refused to provide a witness...

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