Schlumberger Seeks To DQ Bracewell In Drilling IP Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 5:07 PM EST) -- Bracewell & Giuliani LLP client Schlumberger Technology Corp. on Friday urged a Texas federal judge to disqualify the firm from representing rival Baker Hughes Inc. in an oil field patent infringement suit, saying Bracewell wrongly accepted representation after Schlumberger denied a conflict waiver.

Schlumberger says no exceptional circumstances excuse Bracewell, whom the company uses for legal services, from representing Baker Hughes in litigation accusing Baker of violating four Schlumberger oil field patents, calling the representation a violation of the firm's duty of loyalty that merits its...
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