Patterson Atty Gained Secrets Through Ruse, Doc Says

Law360, Philadelphia (April 1, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP was hit with a suit in Pennsylvania court Monday alleging that an attorney with the firm extracted information from the inventor of surgical stapling technologies in order to give a client a leg up in licensing negotiations.

Suburban Pittsburgh doctor and inventor Enrico Nicolo alleges Patterson Belknap attorney Kevin Malek approached him in 2010 with an unsolicited offer to advise him in connection with several potential patent violations by medical device manufacturers. But after sharing information with Malek about his patents...
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