Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Flashback: conflicts of interest in patent cases

On January 14, 2004, the New York Supreme Court (the trial court in NY) wrote:

In keeping with the policy of prohibiting multiple conflicting representations without the clients' consent, P&E's representation of both plaintiffs and UR on related patent issues, without informing plaintiffs, without obtaining plaintiffs' waiver or consent, constitutes a breach of DR 5-105.

However, this Court has concluded that a violation of DR 5-105
has occurred and by a copy of this order will report its findings to the
Disciplinary Committee.

See 2004 NY Slip Op 51874U; 7 Misc. 3d 1010A; 801 N.Y.S.2d 233; 2004 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3061


Patent prosecution conflicts

Overzealous patent attorneys, reprised?


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