Baker Botts Concealed Patent Work For Rival, Axcess Says

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Axcess International Inc. asked a Texas federal judge Thursday to reject arguments by Baker Botts LLP that Axcess' suit — which accuses the law firm of sharing Axcess patent applications with a competitor — is time barred, saying the firm concealed its relationship with the rival, resetting the statute of limitations.

Citing the so-called fraudulent concealment doctrine, Axcess’ motion for partial summary judgment in the case argued that the statute of limitations on its claims began ticking when the company first learned in 2009 that Baker...
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