Civil Procedure Keyed to Crump
Centurion Industries, Inc. v. Warren Steurer and Associates
Plaintiff invented a “teaching device” and had it manufactured and subsequently sued the defendant alleging patent infringement. The defendant was also a customer of the manufacturer of the teaching device, Cybernetic, who could not be brought into the lawsuit because there was no personal jurisdiction. The plaintiff requested documents from Cybernetic and Cybernetic argued the documents were not discoverable because they were trade secrets. The plaintiff moved to compel and the judge allowed production of the documents with limited access.
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