Akin Gump Settles $72M Patent Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has decided to halt post-verdict squabbles over a $72.6 million legal malpractice award to a former client, reaching a confidential final settlement with plaintiffs Air Measurement Technologies Inc. and North-South Corp.

Judge W. Royal Furgeson Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed the suit Thursday after the parties filed a joint motion seeking to end the long-running litigation over Akin Gump’s allegedly shoddy patent applications and a series of underwhelming infringement actions....
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