McKenna Long Faces $3.5M Malpractice Suit Over Patent Case

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP was hit with a $3.5 million malpractice suit Tuesday by a Canadian industrial parts manufacturer accusing the law firm of mishandling its defense in an underlying patent row.

In a complaint filed in Georgia state court, J. Walter Inc. claims that although it ultimately won the underlying patent dispute, McKenna Long wasted legal resources in pursuing the defense that there had been inequitable conduct during the patent application process even though Walter’s adversary Chemfree Corp. had shown enough evidence to the...
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