CALIFORNIA BERRY CULTIVARS, LLC v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Case No. 16-cv-02477-VC.

CALIFORNIA BERRY CULTIVARS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Defendant. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, a corporation, Cross-Complainant, v. CALIFORNIA BERRY CULTIVARS, LLC, DOUGLAS SHAW, and KIRK LARSON, Cross-Claim Defendants.

United States District Court, N.D. California.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 2201 Declaratory Judgement
Nature of Suit: 830 Patent
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

California Berry Cultivars, LLC, Plaintiff, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day.

California Berry Cultivars, LLC, Plaintiff, represented by Alexis Adian Houle Smith , Jones Day, Frederick Logan McKnight , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day, Paul C. Hines , Jones Day & Sharyl A. Reisman , Jones Day, pro hac vice.

The Regents of the University of California, Defendant, represented by Rachel Krevans , Morrison & Foerster LLP, Elizabeth Ann Patterson , Morrison and Foerster LLP, Jacob Paul Ewerdt , Morrison Foerster LLP, Matthew Alan Chivvis , Morrison & Foerster, Rachel Silverman Dolphin , Morrison Foerster LLP & Wesley Ellsworth Overson, Jr. , Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Douglas V. Shaw, Counter-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.

Kirk D. Larson, Counter-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.

The Regents of the University of California, Cross-claimant, represented by Rachel Krevans , Morrison & Foerster LLP, Elizabeth Ann Patterson , Morrison and Foerster LLP, Matthew Alan Chivvis , Morrison & Foerster, Rachel Silverman Dolphin , Morrison Foerster LLP & Wesley Ellsworth Overson, Jr. , Morrison & Foerster LLP.

California Berry Cultivars, LLC, Cross-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Alexis Adian Houle Smith , Jones Day, Frederick Logan McKnight , Jones Day, Matthew Alan Chivvis , Morrison & Foerster, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.

Kirk D. Larson, Cross-defendant, represented by Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.

Douglas V. Shaw, Cross-defendant, represented by Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.

The Regents of the University of California, Cross-claimant, represented by Rachel Krevans , Morrison & Foerster LLP, Elizabeth Ann Patterson , Morrison and Foerster LLP, Matthew Alan Chivvis , Morrison & Foerster, Rachel Silverman Dolphin , Morrison Foerster LLP & Wesley Ellsworth Overson, Jr. , Morrison & Foerster LLP.

California Berry Cultivars, LLC, Cross-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Alexis Adian Houle Smith , Jones Day, Frederick Logan McKnight , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day, Paul C. Hines , Jones Day & Sharyl A. Reisman , Jones Day, pro hac vice.

Kirk D. Larson, Cross-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Alexis Adian Houle Smith , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.

Douglas V. Shaw, Cross-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Alexis Adian Houle Smith , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day, Paul C. Hines , Jones Day & Sharyl A. Reisman , Jones Day, pro hac vice.

The Regents of the University of California, Cross-claimant, represented by Rachel Krevans , Morrison & Foerster LLP, Elizabeth Ann Patterson , Morrison and Foerster LLP, Jacob Paul Ewerdt , Morrison Foerster LLP, Matthew Alan Chivvis , Morrison & Foerster, Rachel Silverman Dolphin , Morrison Foerster LLP & Wesley Ellsworth Overson, Jr. , Morrison & Foerster LLP.

California Berry Cultivars, LLC, Cross-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Alexis Adian Houle Smith , Jones Day, Frederick Logan McKnight , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.

Kirk D. Larson, Cross-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Alexis Adian Houle Smith , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day, Paul C. Hines , Jones Day & Sharyl A. Reisman , Jones Day, pro hac vice.

Douglas V. Shaw, Cross-defendant, represented by Gregory Louis Lippetz , Jones Day, Nathaniel Peardon Garrett , Jones Day & Paul C. Hines , Jones Day.


ORDER RE MOTION TO COMPEL SUPPLEMENTAL DISCOVERY FROM CBC

Dkt. No. 128

VINCE CHHABRIA, District Judge.

For the reasons discussed at the hearing on the record, the University's motions to compel further CBC testimony and to compel supplemental production on the 2014 crosses are denied.

The University's motion to compel production of the documents that CBC continues to withhold as privileged is denied. There is no indication from the privilege log or the hearing that CBC is withholding documents that are not covered by the attorney-client privilege. Moreover, if some documents on the privilege log were not covered by the attorney-client privilege, they would likely be protected from disclosure under the common interest doctrine. Denial is without prejudice to renewing the motion if the University learns something from the upcoming depositions of International Semillas witnesses, and from the anticipated document production by International Semillas, that would indicate that the documents on the privilege log are not actually protected.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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