Reed Smith Filed Shoddy Patent Applications: Suit

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 1:39 PM EST) -- Altapure LLC hit Reed Smith LLP with a breach of contract and malpractice suit in Illinois on Tuesday, claiming the law firm botched U.S. and European patent applications covering disinfection technology.

In a complaint filed in Illinois state court, Altapure alleged Reed Smith attorneys made key errors that precluded the company from initially gaining patent protection for its disinfection technology in the U.S. and abroad.

“The commercial value of Altapure … [has] been substantially harmed by the conduct of Reed Smith in failing to follow the...
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