Google Drops Bid For IP Boutique Firm's Personnel File

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge on Wednesday signed off on Google Inc.’s withdrawal of its move to force intellectual property boutique Sheridan Ross PC to produce the personnel file of a former employee who claims he created two disputed patents, after Google learned it contained no relevant information.

In a minute order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristen L. Mix denied Google’s original motion to compel the documents as moot and closed the action.

In 2011, patent-holding company TracBeam added Google as a new defendant in an existing suit...
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