Datel Holdings Ltd. et al v. Microsoft Corporation

Filing 281

ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO COMPEL. Signed by Judge Elizabeth D Laporte on 07/29/2011. (kns, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/29/2011)

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1 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 8 9 ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO COMPEL Plaintiff, 6 7 No. C-09-05535 EDL DATEL HOLDINGS LTD, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Defendant. / United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 On July 29, 2011, the Court held a hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel or for a 12 Protective Order Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section 2019.210. For the reasons 13 stated at the hearing, Plaintiff’s Motion is granted, insofar as Defendant shall provide a more 14 detailed description of its trade secrets by identifying source code files that embody the trade secrets, 15 although it may do so as part of discovery rather than a pleading pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure 16 section 2019.210. If the code files are longer than thirty-six pages, then Defendant shall identify 17 page and line numbers within the source code files that embody the trade secrets. Defendant’s 18 description of trade secrets shall be binding on Defendant and not subject to alteration, for example, 19 in the form of a response to an interrogatory or a request for admission. Defendant shall provide as 20 much detailed information as possible before the parties take the next depositions in London. No 21 later than August 10, 2011, Defendant shall provide full descriptions of the trade secrets in 22 accordance with this Order. 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 29, 2011 ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE United States Magistrate Judge

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