A Delaware District Court judge has denied GeoComply’s expedited motion for discovery in its lawsuit against competing geolocation company, Xpoint.
In addition to its motion for expedited discovery, GeoComply sought an expedited briefing on the motion. The company got neither, as Judge Colm F. Connolly denied both requests.
GeoComply sought to specifically view the source code of Xpoint’s technology, arguing that the release of this information can expedite the entire legal proceeding. From the motion:
“If this motion is granted, the benefits to the parties and the Court will be great: XPoint will be able to defend GeoComply’s precise infringement allegation from the very outset, which will streamline the already-complicated scheduling orders common to PI Motions. XPoint will be burdened only in that it will have to provide a laptop of code.”
While GeoComply has not sought an injunction to stop Xpoint operations, the company is advocating for a swift resolution, noting that: “With every passing day, literally, GeoComply continues to suffer alarming irreparable harm: just yesterday, one day after GeoComply filed its initial complaint, XPoint announced a new ‘multi-million-dollar round of investment funding that will support the company’s continued growth in the USA.'”
Xpoint partner PlayStar also continues its rapid expansion in the US, securing market access into Indiana just this week through a partnership with Caesars Entertainment.
Connelly denied the motion for expedited discovery, but this does not mean Xpoint might still have to provide its source code as the lawsuit moves forward. The ruling simply denied the expedited discovery and did not rule on the merit of the request.