Townsend Settles Suit Brought By Disgruntled Biotech Client

Law360, New York (November 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Townsend and Townsend and Crew has quietly settled a lawsuit that accused the California intellectual-property law firm of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract over a decade of service.

Jim Gilliland, the firm’s chairman, told IP Law Bulletin that the firm has resolved a dispute brought by long-term client Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., and that the complaint in San Francisco Superior Court would be dismissed.

He said the terms of the settlement were confidential, but that the agreement had been welcomed by both...
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