What Courts Say About Protecting Internal IP Probes In Calif.

Law360 (May 18, 2020, 5:22 PM EDT) -- As California begins preparing to ease shelter-in-place restrictions, the state's technology industry is facing the most challenging economic circumstances in recent memory.

The state's technology companies may place new demands on in-house intellectual property legal teams to minimize outside counsel costs, including by leading internal IP investigations. This may require, for example:

Working with technical, nonattorney employees or consultants to understand accused products;

Identifying and synthesizing conflicting factual accounts;

Creating photos, videos or other records, such as tearing down and photographing components of a product or process or interviewing witnesses; and

Collecting and excerpting key company documents and facts pertinent to the...

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