Fed. Circ. Axes Kilpatrick Sanctions In Wi-LAN Patent Case

Law360, Los Angeles (July 13, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday reversed an order sanctioning Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP for refusing to hand over communications with client Wi-LAN Inc. in its patent fight with LG Electronics Inc., saying the lower court should have considered the fairness of protecting the communications.

A three-judge panel agreed with Kilpatrick Townsend's argument that a California federal judge and magistrate judge applied the wrong test in finding that Wi-LAN's decision to forward LG a letter from its lawyers as part of prelitigation negotiations had waived protections...
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