Hayes Messina Won't Be Ousted From Dell Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 12, 2014, 8:06 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday rejected Dell Inc.’s bid to keep Hayes Messina Gilman & Hayes LLC from representing technology licensing company Adaptix Inc. in a patent infringement suit targeting Dell over data encoding technology, holding the firm has no conflict of interest.

Wednesday’s ruling ends Dell’s bid to prevent Hayes Messina from representing Adaptix based on the fact that Dell had previously been a client of two attorneys who joined Hayes Messina when their former firm dissolved.

Dell argued in October that certain Hayes...
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