Dow Wins Bid To Limit Discovery In Patent Licensing Feud

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Tuesday granted The Dow Chemical Co.'s request to pare down discovery demands made by Cooper Industries LLC in its suit alleging Dow interfered with a licensing agreement for patents covering an electrical insulation fluid.

Texas' Fourteenth Court of Appeals said the trial court abused its discretion in approving Cooper's overbroad discovery requests but stopped short of issuing a writ of mandamus requested by Dow, saying it would do so only if the trial court refused to abide by the appeals court's...
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