Silicon Knights, Inc. v. Epic Games, Inc., No. 5:07-CV-275-D, 2012 WL 6809721 (E.D.N.C. Nov. 7, 2012)

Key Insight: Court granted motion to award costs for imaging electronic information for document production where the court found that ?those costs fall within ?the cost of making copies of any materials? and were ?necessarily obtained for use in the case?? pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ? 1920(4) but declined to award costs incurred to purchase hard drives for document production where the court reasoned that the drives were reusable and ?properly considered overhead.?

Nature of Case: Copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and related claims

Electronic Data Involved: Taxable cost related to production of ESI

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