ChriMar Systems Inc. et al v. Cisco Systems Inc. et al

Filing 213

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)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 CHRIMAR SYSTEMS INC, et al., Case No. 13-cv-01300-JSW (MEJ) Plaintiffs, 8 DISCOVERY ORDER v. Re: Dkt. No. 199 9 10 CISCO SYSTEMS INC, et al., Defendants. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 On August 12, 2014, the parties filed a joint discovery dispute letter regarding whether 14 ChriMar has properly claimed attorney-client privilege over an e-mail sent by John Austermann, a 15 named inventor of the patent-in-suit, to himself. Dkt. No. 199. ChriMar has submitted the e-mail 16 for in camera review, and the Court conducted a telephonic conference on August 19, 2014. At 17 the conference, the Court informed the parties that the e-mail did not appear to be a privileged 18 communication, but it gave ChriMar the opportunity to submit a declaration from Glenn Forbis 19 showing otherwise by August 22, 2014. Dkt. No. 204. ChriMar has now notified the Court that it 20 will not be submitting a declaration from Mr. Forbis. Dkt. No. 212. Accordingly, the Court finds 21 that ChriMar has not met its burden of proving the existence of the privilege, and must therefore 22 produce the e-mail to Defendants. 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: August 25, 2014 ______________________________________ MARIA-ELENA JAMES United States Magistrate Judge

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