Akin Gump Faces $72.6M Patent Malpractice Verdict

Law360, New York (May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal jury has returned a $72.6 million verdict against Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in a lawsuit accusing the firm of gross malpractice and negligence over botched patent applications connected to computerized warning systems for firemen and related infringement litigation.

The verdict, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, was returned Thursday after a four-week trial and more than four days of jury deliberations. It marked a major victory for plaintiff Air Measurement Technologies Inc. in a case spanning...
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