Per California Judge, Patent Plaintiff’s Agreement and Communications with Third-Party Funder Are Protected by Work Product Doctrine

  • October 22, 2020
  • Category: Patent Market, Patent Watch, TPLF
    Tag: TPLF

Earlier this month, RPX noted two recent decisions issued in patent cases and related to discoverability of litigation funding agreements and communications with third-party funders. This week saw a notable development in one of those cases, with a California judge ruling that while Impact Engine, Inc.’s agreement and communications with its third-party funder are relevant to the company’s patent infringement suit against Alphabet (Google) (3:19-cv-01301), they are also protected from discovery by the work product doctrine.

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