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Water Technology, LLC v. Kokido Development Limited

United States District Court, E.D. Missouri, Eastern Division

January 3, 2020

WATER TECHNOLOGY, LLC and WATER TECH. CORP., Plaintiffs/Counterclaim Defendants,
v.
KOKIDO DEVELOPMENT LIMITED and MENARD, INC., Defendants/Counterclaim Plaintiffs.

          MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

          AUDREY G. FLEISSIG, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff's motion to compel discovery from Defendant Menard. EFC No. 192. For the reasons set forth below, the motion will be granted in part and denied in part.

         BACKGROUND

         This is a patent infringement case primarily between two manufacturers of swimming pool vacuum cleaners, Plaintiff Water Tech and Defendant Kokido. Defendant Menard, a retailer and the subject of the present motion to compel, was one of Water Tech's largest buyers until it switched to Kokido products in 2017.[1] Menard is named as a defendant in this lawsuit by virtue of its status as a Kokido customer and a vendor of the accused products.

         On December 13, 2017, Water Tech served Menard with 73 requests for production and nine interrogatories. ECF No. 193, Ex. 2 & 5. As relevant here, Water Tech's request included the following (paraphrased):

         Requests for Production (Doc. 193-2):

13. Communications between Menard and third parties (other than Kokido) referring to Water Tech or the asserted patents;
15. Communications between Menard and any distributor of Kokido products relating to Water Tech, the asserted patents, or the accused products;
31. Documents related to Menard's sale and distribution of accused products;
32. Documents sufficient to determine Menard's gross revenue from accused products;
33. Documents sufficient to determine Menard's monthly sales from accused products, per customer or per product, with quantity and dollar value;
35. Documents sufficient to show gross and net selling price and annual sales per accused product;
40. Documents reflecting Menard's advertising and promotion of the ...

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