Argentum Hits Chicago Firm With $5M Suit Over IP Loss

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 3:47 PM EST) -- Medical supply company Argentum Medical LLC on Friday hit its former law firm with a $5 million malpractice suit in Illinois, saying Rockey Depke & Lyons LLC had provided bad advice in Argentum’s patent infringement suit against rival Noble Biomaterials Inc.

The suit, which also names Rockey Depke attorney Joseph Fuchs, alleges the Chicago intellectual property firm misled Argentum into believing it had the proper standing to bring an action against Noble and its main supplier Derma Sciences Inc. for their alleged infringement of a patent...
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