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Full Disclosure: The Northern District Amends Its Local Rules to Require Early Damages-Related Disclosures

N.D. Cal. Patent Local Rules

Patent litigants in the Northern District of California will have something new to argue over following the Court’s approval in January of Patent Local Rule amendments that impose damages-related disclosure requirements. The Court also tweaked a few other patent local rules. READ MORE

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but your Disagreement Will Not Exclude Me

MediaTek Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-5341 (Judge Yvonne Rogers) (June 20, 2014)

Attacking an expert’s methodology may be appropriate in motions to exclude, but any disagreement with an expert’s opinion or reliance on documents is better left for cross-examination at trial. Judge Rogers denied Defendant Freescale Semiconductor’s motion to exclude certain testimony from Plaintiff MediaTek’s damages expert because Freescale’s attacks of the expert related to credibility and the weight of her opinion, which could all be cross-examined, rather than excluded. READ MORE