Protective Orders Should Take Center Stage In IP Cases

Law360, New York (April 4, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT) -- Protective orders go to the heart of intellectual property litigation — they regulate the disclosure of extraordinarily valuable and competitively sensitive confidential information. Why, then, do many lawyers rely on standard, “one-size-fits-all” protective orders? The stakes are simply too high. Choices made at this junction will have ramifications throughout the litigation. Careless drafting can lead to costly and time-consuming motion practice later — or, worse, the unintended public disclosure of the very information one’s client seeks to protect.

Once the protective order is in place, it’s...
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