Motion to quash a deposition subpoena granted

On March 11, 2015, Administrative Law Judge Shaw of the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) issued a final order in an ITC case before the Commission regarding U.S. Patent Nos. 8,714,977 and 8,764,443 owned by Nobel Biocare Services AG (“Nobel”) and asserted against JJGC Industria e Comercio de Materiais Dentarios S/a (“Respondent”).  The final order issued by Judge Shaw granted a nonparty’s motion to quash Nobel’s deposition subpoena.  In particular, Judge Shaw determined that the information that Nobel was seeking through the subpoena overlapped in large part with the information sought via another subpoena served on the same nonparty. The ITC case, which relates to dental implants, remains pending at the ITC and is captioned 337-TA-934.

By:  Jacqueline A. DiRamio

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