Mitsubishi Can Search Some Hard Drives In GE Case

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 5:21 PM EST) -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. won its bid Thursday to compel some discovery in General Electric Co.'s infringement suit in Texas over wind turbine patents, but lost its requests for information about previous litigation over other GE patents.

Judge Royal Furgeson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas also shot down Mitsubishi's effort to compel discovery from one top GE employee, ruling that the defendant should first proceed with deposition.

The suit is one of several battles in an intellectual property war that...
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