Crossbow Technology v. YH Technology (PDF) Magistrate Judge Laporte Decided March 26, 2007 Interesting situation. Crossbow sued YH Technology for patent infringement and YH Technology has decided to proceed pro se in its defense. Here is the interesting part: Crossbow wants to refuse to give YH Technology some documents in discovery because they are Ã¢â?¬Å?attorneysÃ¢â?¬â?¢ eyes onlyÃ¢â?¬Â? discovery. YH Technology has no attorney so here lies the problem. Magistrate Judge Laporte warns Crossbow to heed:
Judge IllstonÃ¢â?¬â?¢s decision that Ã¢â?¬Å?whatever discovery must be produced will be produced to [Defendant] because there are no lawyersÃ¢â?¬Â? and that Plaintiff has not been granted leave to withhold discovery simply because Defendant has no attorney to receive Ã¢â?¬Å?attorneysÃ¢â?¬â?¢ eyes onlyÃ¢â?¬Â? discovery. See September 29, 2006 CMC Transcript, at 15:20-16:10. Plaintiff must devise a way to provide Defendant with discoverable information so that Defendant may properly defend against Plaintiffs suit.
This puts Crossbow in an awkward position. Good luck!