Akin Gump Sued By Client SAS Over Patent Secrets

Law360, New York (March 18, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT) -- Business software leader SAS Institute Inc. has sued its former counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP for breach of contract and fraud, accusing the firm of making preparations to sue SAS for patent infringement while the software maker was still a client.

After years of advising SAS on patent matters, Akin Gump and attorney Michael Kiklis abruptly terminated the relationship and brought a patent infringement action against SAS on behalf of JuxtaComm-Texas Software LLC, the software company complains in the suit filed Wednesday...
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