Mitsubishi Expert Draws Mistrial Threat In GE Patent Row

Law360, Dallas (October 4, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday threatened a mistrial in the wind-turbine patent dispute between General Electric Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. when Mitsubishi's key expert witness admitted he had changed his mind about the meaning of several documents but failed to update GE.

Calling it a "very serious breach," U.S. District Court Judge Royal Ferguson said he would normally grant a mistrial when an expert didn't supplement his report, and gave GE the chance to postpone its cross-examination of the witness, Georgia Tech electrical...
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