Messaging Co. Wants Perkins Coie Out Of Open Text IP Row

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Messaging services provider j2 Global Communications Inc. asked a California federal judge Monday to disqualify Perkins Coie LLP from representing Open Text Corp. in a patent infringement dispute because of the law firm's interactions with an attorney who had previously counseled j2.

The communications company moved to disqualify Perkins Coie from participating in j2's intellectual property dispute with Open Text and others, pointing to the firm's connection with Clyde Findley, a Crowell & Moring LLP attorney who allegedly served as an intellectual property adviser to Open...
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