Irell & Manella DQ'd In Patent Row Over Client Conflict

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 11:24 AM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday disqualified Irell & Manella LLP from representing networking equipment supplier A10 Networks Inc. in a patent infringement case brought by Radware Ltd., ruling that Irell's work on behalf of Radware in a prior suit presents a conflict.

U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte determined that Irell's work for Radware years ago regarding a patent dispute with F5 Networks Inc. became related to the current proceedings when F5 was looped into the dispute and filed infringement counterclaims as to the patent...
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