DCG Sys., Inc. v. Checkpoint Techs., LLC, No. C-11-03792 PSG, 2011 WL 5244356 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 2, 2011)
In this patent case, Defendant sought an order adopting a modified version of the Model Order on E-Discovery in Patent Cases (“Model Order”) recently promulgated by a subcommittee of the Advisory Council of the Federal Circuit (available here). Significantly, the Model Order limits the discovery of email by placing limitations on the allowable number of custodians and search terms. According to the court, such limitations “are designed to address the imbalance of benefit and burden resulting from email production in most cases.” The order proposed by the Defendant similarly limited the discovery of email.