Faegre Baker Dodges Sanctions In Patent Consultant Fee Row

Law360, New York (July 11, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge said Wednesday that a sanction motion against Faegre Baker Daniels LLP brought by a patent consultant who alleges the firm never paid him for his work reviewing a patent application, was "a waste of time."

During a hearing in downtown Manhattan, Judge Paul G. Feinman rejected the consultant's argument that Baker & Daniels, a predecessor to Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, had retracted the affidavit of one of its attorneys and "in effect" admitted its falsity.

"That's a complete mischaracterization of the...
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