Kwan Software Eng?g, Inc. v. Foray Techs., LLC, No. C 12-03762 SI, 2014 WL 1860298 (N.D. Cal. May 8, 2014)

Key Insight: Observing that courts in the district have found that fees for “.TIFF and OCR conversion, Bates stamping, load file and other physical media generation” are recoverable as copying fees under Section 1920(4), but that costs of assembling, collecting, processing, storing or managing ESI are not recoverable, court reduced $61,549 award of taxable costs where prevailing party failed to provide sufficient detail of its e-discovery costs to allow the court to determine what items were properly taxable; court instead awarded costs of $6,870 which represented a charge of $0.03 per document for bates stamping and TIFF conversion of 229,000 documents

Nature of Case: Copyright infringement, unfair competition

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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