UK Court Says Ocado Can't Block Evidence In US IP Fight

By Bonnie Eslinger (July 1, 2021, 7:03 PM BST) -- An English appellate court refused on Thursday to let Ocado prevent information related to settlement discussions in patent infringement litigation from being disclosed in a U.S. International Trade Commission investigation, rejecting the online grocer's appeal for an injunction.

Master of the Rolls Geoffrey Vos, who leads the Court of Appeal, announced the decision at the conclusion of Thursday's hearing since Ocado said rival AutoStore Technology AS planned to use the material in the ITC proceedings as soon as July 7.

The judge called it a "difficult" matter and said the quick decision to dismiss Ocado's appeal came with some "hesitation," but...

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