Judge Misread Noncompete In Wi-Lan Case, 2nd Circ. Told
By Stewart Bishop
Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 7:52 PM ET) -- Patent-licensing company General Patent Corp. on Thursday appealed a lower court's decision that refused to bar a former executive from working for onetime merger suitor Wi-Lan Inc., arguing the court incorrectly ruled that the executive's employment with Wi-Lan was kosher in spite of a binding noncompete contract.
GPC argued in a brief to the Second Circuit that a New York federal court erroneously interpreted the noncompete contract at issue as allowing former GPC Vice President Paul J. Lerner to compete with GPC in the event he...