Court Denied Plaintiff’s Motion for Discovery Sanctions

November 16, 2017 – On November 13, 2017, the court denied Plaintiff Karl Storz Endoscopy-America’s motion for discovery sanctions after the deposition of a defense witness. The court held that the witness had relevant information and that Plaintiff “should have served a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition notice” for specific answers to each question.

The patents at issue are United States Patent Nos. 8,069,420 entitled “System for Controlling the Communication of Medical Imaging Data,” 7,471,310 entitled “Intelligent Camera Head,” 7,821,530 entitled “Intelligent Camera Head,” and 7,844,657 entitled “System for Controlling Medical Devices.” The case is captioned Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. v. Stryker Corporation et al., 3-14-cv-00876, and is pending in the Northern District of California.

By: Judy Kim