Law Firms Sue Each Other Over Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (October 14, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a highly unusual turn of events, lawyers for two companies in a patent dispute have themselves been pulled into the litigation, according to the Recorder, a California legal publication.

Rockwell Automation Inc. sued Chicago-based Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro last year for allegedly filing "baseless, sham" patent infringement suits.

On Friday of last week, Niro, Scavone client Solaia Technology retaliated, claiming Rockwell and two of Rockwell's law firms - Howrey Simon Arnold & White and Fish & Richardson - had induced other companies not to...
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