Tactics To Limit E-Discovery Costs In Patent Cases

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT) -- A significant part of the major expense associated with patent litigation stems from the processes related to discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). While courts now hold litigants to a higher standard of ESI knowledge, economic pressures induce clients to impose tighter and tighter litigation budgets on their outside counsel. Early assessment by litigation counsel of their client’s and adversaries’ ESI, combined with a well-reasoned strategy to limit discovery into ESI, can result in major costs savings and streamlined discovery.

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