Dell Can't Ax Ex-Weil Attys From Web Security Patent Case

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 9:19 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday denied Dell Inc.'s request to disqualify three ex-Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP attorneys in a patent suit over Web security technology, finding Dell hadn't proven the attorneys' work for the company in prior suits would bar them from later representing an opponent.

U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis denied Dell's motion to disqualify counsel for Secure Axcess LLC, disagreeing with its argument that because the lawyers had worked for the computer maker in two prior “substantially related” patent infringement cases, they...
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