BiTek Attorney Opens Mouth, Derails Case

Law360, New York (July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Loose lips may sink Beyond Innovation Technology Co. Ltd. in its defense of a patent infringement case brought by O2 Micro International Ltd., after a judge ruled a BiTek attorney's ill-advised remarks during voir dire were grounds to declare a mistrial, sever BiTek from the other defendants, bar its expert and sentence the lawyer to jail time.

Magistrate Judge Charles Everingham of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas said Friday that sanctions against BiTek were warranted, after one of its attorneys brought...
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