In Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation, et al., C.A. No 12-259-RGA (D. Del. Jan. 21, 2014), Judge Richard G. Andrews ruled on three discovery disputes and, as a result, cancelled a scheduled hearing regarding the disputes. Id. at 1-2.
First, the Court ruled that it was overly burdensome to require defendants to respond to interrogatories that would require their “expert to review over four million source code files.” Id. at 1. Defendants had provided this source code to plaintiff and it was plaintiff’s burden to review it for potentially infringing sections. Id.
On the other hand, the Court ordered defendants to supplement another interrogatory response. “[A]s the Plaintiff is requesting information about [defendants’] own devices, interrogatory 60 is not unduly burdensome. Therefore, the Defendants are ordered to supplement their response to interrogatory 60 to include all accused devices.” Id.
Finally, while plaintiff argued that defendants had not produced all core technical documents, the Court concluded that “this dispute is not ripe as the parties are continuing to discuss this issue and have not followed the Court’s scheduling order which requires parties to meet and confer prior to bringing a discovery dispute to the Court’s attention.” Id. at 2.