John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. v. McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, No. 12 C 1446, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. June 24, 2013) (Keys, Mag. J.).

Judge Keys granted plaintiff’s motion to clarify the Court’s order that plaintiff produce documents related to two copyrighted, scientific articles that plaintiff alleges that defendants infringed by using them before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  While the requests were written broadly to encompass not just the two works, but all of plaintiff’s copyrighted works.  But such a broad reading would be overly broad and unduly burdensome.  So, the requests were limited to the two articles at issue or, in limited cases, “closely related scientific articles which are much like” the asserted works.