The court granted the motion in part, providing relief from information disposal requirements, and finding other proposed changes unnecessary.
This order provides some guidance when the court’s form is perhaps your best option. And how not to argue otherwise.
Generally, protective orders prohibit the use of information outside of the case. The court was asked to modify the order in this case to permit such use.
One of the issues that comes up sometimes in a protective order is whether there should be a prosecution bar, and if so, its scope.
This is a fight over how many pages of printouts a party can make of source code, with a dispute over the scope of the defendant’s production on the side.
The defendant alleged that certain counsel for Proven violated the Acquisition Bar and Competitive Decisionmaker sections of the Protective Order. And that an expert wouldn’t answer yes or no.
The defendant asked Judge Albright to reduce the designation so its in-house counsel could evaluate and document.
The plaintiff wanted a provision permits secure electronic transfer of code, in addition to the existing provisions regarding hard copy and physical media. Defendant wanted to put off inclusion of any source code provisions.
Judge Albright ruled on the defendant’s request for additional provisions.
The defendant sought leave to use materials from the case in another proceeding.