Fulbright & Jaworski On Landmark Federal Circuit Rulings On Spoliation, Sanctions

Micron Tech., Inc. v. Rambus Inc. , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 9730 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. v. Rambus Inc ., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 9728 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2011) [...

Sutherland Alert: Shredding Before Suing Can Lead To Spoliation Sanctions

by Ann Fort and Jason Chang Patent owners are now on notice: The Federal Circuit has confirmed that shredding relevant documents after identifying litigation targets can lead to spoliation sanctions, even if the destruction occurred before litigation was "imminent" or "probable without...