Archive: November 9, 2005

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Court Finds that Lucent and Its Attorneys Tried to “Hide the Ball” and Engaged in Sanctionable Conduct
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Network Access Agreement Evidences Control of Third Party Documents; Defendant Fined $500,000 for Willful Disregard of Discovery Orders

Court Finds that Lucent and Its Attorneys Tried to “Hide the Ball” and Engaged in Sanctionable Conduct

Tantivy Communications, Inc. v. Lucent Techs. Inc., 2005 WL 2860976 (E.D. Tex. Nov. 1, 2005)

Tantivy Communications, Inc. (“Tantivy”) filed a Motion to Exclude in this patent infringement matter, alleging that Lucent Technologies, Inc. (“Lucent”) withheld documents and data, misrepresented the existence of documents and data, allowed the destruction of documents, and produced documents for the first time in an expert report. Read More

Network Access Agreement Evidences Control of Third Party Documents; Defendant Fined $500,000 for Willful Disregard of Discovery Orders

Kamatani v. Benq Corp., 2005 WL 2455825 (E.D. Tex. Oct. 4, 2005)

Yasuo Kamatani and LaserDynamics, Inc. sued Benq Corporation and Benq of America Corporation (collectively “Benq”) for patent infringement in connection with optical disk drive recognition technology. Several discovery disputes developed, and sanctions were issued against Benq on two occasions. A show cause hearing was held in August, 2005 to address allegations of further discovery abuses related to the belated identification of new DVD products and the production of technical documents from third parties. Read More

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