There is a right way and a wrong way to do this, and this order illustrates both.
a/k/a how not to file a motion to compel.
Although it’s identified as a FAQ, it really is a listing of some recent telephonic rulings on issues in patent cases, with strong emphasis on semiconductor cases. So your mileage (like your case’s facts) may differ.
Motions to compel really are like snowflakes in that no two are alike. This one, like real snowflakes, also involves cutouts.
For those of you that think references to “buckets” in discovery disputes is too informal, see the attached minutes. This is how the pros do it.
The question of what happened during the break in a depo or trial sometimes comes up. This Hotline order provides some guidance.
The Future Engineer has to have sole use of the study for an exam, so I’ve been forced to work from somewhere else this morning. (Maybe you know what that feels like.) At least I have a good order to study.
Defendant sought an extension of all deadlines in the case 30 days to allow to complete two depositions, send an expert to Mexico, and conduct a pair of third-party depositions.
The court granted one extension, but denied another, citing the rapidly changing landscape regarding COVID-19. Meanwhile, the azaleas are in bloom.
Ever wondered what Judge Albright thinks about venue discovery? Readers of this order understand the need to trust, but verify.