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Burdens of Discovery for Scientific Working Materials and Deliberative Documents

Written by: Evelyn Y. Chang
Edited by: Jessica Vosgerchian

In March of 2012, British Petroleum sought court enforcement of a subpoena for “any conversation or discussion” made by researchers from WHOI regarding their studies on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The court applied a balancing test that weighed BP’s need for the requested information against the burden placed on WHOI, and required the WHOI researchers disclose internal pre-publication materials relating to the studies cited in the government report.

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Presidential Commission Calls for Privacy Protections in Genome Sequencing; Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Seed Patent Case; Federal Circuit Ends Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Nexus; Patentability of Software to be Reconsidered En Banc by Federal Circuit

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Posted On Oct - 14 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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