Heller Settles Fee Dispute With Former IP Client Katz

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Former Heller Ehrman LLP client Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LP has agreed to pay $4 million and drop a $50 million claim that the law firm breached an agreement to represent it in numerous patent suits, Heller told a California bankruptcy court Monday.

The settlement resolves Heller's claims against the patent-holding company for contingency fees that the defunct firm estimated at $10 million, as well as the company's $50 million counterclaim, which alleged that the firm ran afoul of an agreement to represent it by...
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