On December 8, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware adopted a "Default Standard for Discovery, Including Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”)". Among other things, the revised Default Standard specifies certain information that must be included in the parties’ initial disclosures and, in patent cases, also sets deadlines for the following:  (1) plaintiffs to identify the accused product(s) and the asserted patent(s) they allegedly infringe, and to produce the file history for each asserted patent, (2) defendants to produce to plaintiffs core technical documents related to the accused product(s) to plaintiffs, (3) plaintiffs to produce to defendants initial infringement contentions, and (4) defendants to produce to plaintiffs initial invalidity contentions.

A copy of the Default Standard in its entirety is attached.