ChriMar Systems Inc. et al v. Cisco Systems Inc. et al
Discovery Order re: 199 Joint Discovery Letter Brief re ChriMar Document filed by Cisco Systems Inc, Cisco Consumer Products LLC. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 8/25/2014. (cdnS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 8/25/2014)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CHRIMAR SYSTEMS INC, et al.,
Case No. 13-cv-01300-JSW (MEJ)
Re: Dkt. No. 199
CISCO SYSTEMS INC, et al.,
United States District Court
Northern District of California
On August 12, 2014, the parties filed a joint discovery dispute letter regarding whether
ChriMar has properly claimed attorney-client privilege over an e-mail sent by John Austermann, a
named inventor of the patent-in-suit, to himself. Dkt. No. 199. ChriMar has submitted the e-mail
for in camera review, and the Court conducted a telephonic conference on August 19, 2014. At
the conference, the Court informed the parties that the e-mail did not appear to be a privileged
communication, but it gave ChriMar the opportunity to submit a declaration from Glenn Forbis
showing otherwise by August 22, 2014. Dkt. No. 204. ChriMar has now notified the Court that it
will not be submitting a declaration from Mr. Forbis. Dkt. No. 212. Accordingly, the Court finds
that ChriMar has not met its burden of proving the existence of the privilege, and must therefore
produce the e-mail to Defendants.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: August 25, 2014
United States Magistrate Judge
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