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Google won’t get to take a gander at a litigation adversary’s funding agreement.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the Southern District of California ruled Tuesday that while Impact Engine Inc.’s agreement and case discussion with an unnamed funder might be relevant to its patent infringement suit against Google LLC, it’s also protected by the work product privilege.

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Scott Graham

Scott Graham focuses on intellectual property and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He writes ALM's Skilled in the Art IP briefing. Contact him at [email protected]

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