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Q: Would objecting to a subpoena in a civil IP case help me in any way?

My phone company notified me that my IP address was identified in a subpoena in a civil intellectual property case; I have the option to object to the subpoena (thru Qwest, the phone company) before January 31st. What are the pros/cons of objecting? Does the fact that a subpoena was issued mean a... View More

Timothy James Walton
Timothy James Walton
answered on Jan 7, 2011

Objecting in your own name may be pointless if the purpose of the subpoena was to discover your identity. You could hire an attorney to do a John Doe objection to protect your identity while objecting. Main drawback is the effort and expense.

Not objecting almost guarantees that your phone...
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