Sylvania Wants To Depose Hiscock In Patent Spat
- Richard Vanderford
- IP Law360
Osram Sylvania Products Inc., represented by Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, filed a motion to compel in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York against Tailored Lighting Inc. The motion to compel requires that TLI open themselves to Osram Sylvania's efforts to discover evidence for an inequitable conduct defense. TLI, represented by Hiscock & Barclay LLP, has said that its past advice to TLI is protected by attorney-client privilege, according to Sylvania’s motion. Donald Banowit, attorney from Sterne Kessler, says that the law does not support Hiscock's position. The patent law suit filed again Sylvania began in 2004.