GlasWeld attorneys have asked the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Eugene division, for a protective order regarding depositions of the company’s employees until Mike Boyle, doing business as Surface Dynamix, “produces documents and information in his possession, custody and control responsive to GlasWeld’s requests for production and interrogatories and coordinates scheduling of the depositions with his son, defendant Christopher Boyle.”
GlasWeld has been in a legal battle with Mike Boyle over alleged patent infringement claims.
In a memorandum in support of GlasWeld’s motion, attorneys claim, “This refusal to provide responsive information and documents is not only unfair, but is prejudicial to GlasWeld’s ability to prepare its employees, agents, officers and owners for their depositions because much of the information withheld by Mike Boyle will be the subject of the depositions.”
Moreover, the attorneys write, “GlasWeld seeks entry of a protective order instructing Mike Boyle to coordinate deposition times and dates with his son Christopher Boyle so as to prevent multiple depositions of the same deponents.”
Christopher Boyle has also been served, according to documents filed with the court.
Judge Ann Aiken had recently ruled that GlasWeld could amend its original complaint to add Mike Boyle’s son.
The patents referenced in the complaint are U.S. patent No. 5,670,180 (`180 patent), “Laminated Glass and Windshield Repair Device,” and U.S. patent No. 6,898,372 (`372), “Lamp System for Curing Resin in Glass,” issued to GlasWeld in September 1997 and May 2005, respectively. While Boyle was named as an inventor on the `372 patent, GlasWeld officials allege that he assigned all of his rights of ownership to the company and “has no right to practice the technology claimed in the `372 patent.”