Biotech Co.'s Suit Over Mintz Levin IP Work Trimmed

Law360, New York (June 7, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has pared down a legal malpractice suit against Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC over the alleged mishandling of a patent prosecution for former client Tethys Bioscience Inc., dismissing a conversion claim but leaving the biotechnology company's claim for breach of fiduciary duty intact.

In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California also denied the law firm's motion to strike Tethys' request for punitive damages.

Tethys initially filed suit in...
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