Interpreting Section 1782 Post-Intel: Part 2

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT) -- This article is the second part in a two-part series. "Interpreting Section 1782 Post-Intel: Part 1" was published last week.

Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Intel Corp. v Advanced Micro Devices Inc.,[1] Section 1782 requests remained somewhat sporadic and were usually granted, allowing federal courts to avoid the complexities of international litigation spanning across continental borders.

Ordinarily, based on the well-founded doctrine of res judicata, only final decisions are appealable. By contrast, in the context of Section 1782, an appellate court has...
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