Federal Circuit Advisory Council
The first two articles in this series discussed the importance of the initial casting of the IP litigation team and the first steps in laying the groundwork to ensure controllable expenses. This article provides some ideas for early strategic decisions that can significantly reduce litigation costs.
E-discovery has frustrated not only litigants, but courts as well, dismayed that despite the best intentions of the drafters of the 2006 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, e-discovery costs have spiraled out of control.
Federal Circuit's model order recommends significant new e-discovery limits in patent cases.