Ropes & Gray Told To Fork Over Files On Ex-IP Atty

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT) -- Nonprofit research and education institution Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory convinced a Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday to compel Ropes & Gray LLP to hand over documents concerning its internal investigation of the firm's ex-partner who allegedly mishandled CSHL's patent applications.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns granted the plaintiff's motion to compel Ropes & Gray to turn over all documents generated between April 1, 2008, and Dec. 8, 2008, regarding the “discipline, disbarment, intra-firm investigation, criminal investigation, and/or termination of employment” of former partner Matthew P....
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