Pierce Bainbridge Scolded But Dodges DQ In Patent Suit

Law360 (April 12, 2019, 5:41 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has ruled that a Pierce Bainbridge attorney stepped over the line by recording a conversation with an employee for a Chinese company that is being sued for patent infringement by a company the firm represents, yet said the firm could still stay on as counsel in the suit.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein said Thursday that an attorney for Dareltech LLC, which has accused Xiaomi Inc. and several related entities of violating a "selfie stick" patent, was wrong to interview the employee at a Manhattan expo and rejected the argument that his questions were not relevant to the litigation merely because they...

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