Court Sanctions ImClone, IP Attorneys

Law360, New York (June 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A court imposed sanctions on Friday against pharmaceutical company ImClone Inc. and its attorneys for allegedly intimidating a witness in a patent infringement suit. MIT first moved for sanctions in March of 2006 in response to questions directed at one of its expert witnesses.

“The questioning was...undertaken as part of a deliberate stratagem to deprive MIT of [the witness's] services,” the judge's decision said.

The suit was brought by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and pharmaceutical company Repligen Corp. over ImClone's profitable cancer drug Erbitux. MIT...
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