Davis-Lynch Seeks Sanctions For Howrey In IP Suit

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 2:44 PM EDT) -- Davis-Lynch Inc. has asked a federal judge to hold Howrey LLP and its client, Weatherford International Inc., in civil contempt for allegedly violating a protective order in Davis-Lynch's patent infringement suit against the rival oil field equipment company.

In a motion filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Davis-Lynch accuses Howrey of allowing attorneys involved in the infringement case to prepare re-examination requests for the patents-in-suit.

Texas-based Davis-Lynch learned in a recent deposition of Howrey attorney Janelle Waack that she...
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