Kilopass Tech., Inc. v. Sidense Corp., No. C-10-02066 SI, 2012 WL 1534065 (N.D. Cal. May 2, 2012)

Key Insight: Conducting waiver analysis pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 502(b), court found that plaintiff?s efforts to preclude disclosure were not reasonable where plaintiff claimed the inadvertent disclosure was the result of mistakes on the party of the party, its counsel, and its vendor, including the client?s failure to provide names of all law firm with which it had worked, the vendor?s failure to run a privilege search on all production batches, and counsel?s failure to adequately review the documents identified for production before providing them to opposing counsel; court also relied on the large number of documents inadvertently produced?more than one in 50?reasoning, ?[t]he high proportion of privilege documents evidences a failure on Kilopass?s part to properly screen the documents.?

Nature of Case: Patent infringement

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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