Proportionality in Perspective: Old Whine in New Bottles?

Complaining about discovery requests (accused infringer) or refusals to produce documents (plaintiff patent owner) seems embedded in IP litigation. But, there may be a fix to this chronic vexation. Effective December 1, 2015, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to limit the scope of discovery to relevant and proportional information. Will the amendments mark a refreshing “new chapter” in discovery that will become known for an “emphasis on, and commitment to, proportionality,” as some believe? Or, will they become yet another interpretive hurdle for litigants and litigators? 

Read more in our January 2016 edition of IpQ: Enhancing your IP IQ. >