Greatbatch Ltd. v. AVX Corporation, et al.C.A. No. 13-723-LPS, January 8, 2016.

Stark, C. J.  Defendants’ motion for reconsideration is denied to the extent it seeks continuance of trial or bifurcation of patent and otherwise without prejudice.

Defendants produced about 170 documents relating to “Ingenio pin washer change”  on essentially the eve of trial.  On January 5 the court awarded sanctions due to the untimely production because it would be prejudicial to plaintiff to prove infringement at trial having just received core technical documents.  Forcing the court to choose between rewarding the defendants with a continuance or bifurcation or proceeding to trial according to schedule and resolving the late production issue against defendants.  Defendants may ask the court to reconsider but without disrupting the long-scheduled trial.