Perkins Coie Hit With $150M Suit Claiming Patent Cover-Up

Law360 (January 21, 2020, 4:25 PM EST) -- Muzik Inc. hit Perkins Coie LLP with a $150 million legal malpractice lawsuit in New York state court Friday, alleging a Perkins Coie partner who has since moved to Dentons LLP lied about his repeated failures to patent the Los Angeles company's headphone technology.

In a 12-page complaint, the wearable technology company claims that attorney Sean Grygiel — who is not named as a defendant in the suit — created false patent application numbers and misled Muzik about the security of its patent portfolio while he was a partner at Perkins Coie between 2014 and 2017. 

Due to Grygiel’s alleged representations,...

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