Dickstein Avoids Sanctions In Britannica IP Malpractice Row

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 1:44 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday slammed Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.'s bid for sanctions against Dickstein Shapiro LLP in the publisher's legal malpractice suit over an allegedly botched patent application, saying Britannica requested sanctions without a "shred" of support.

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates denied Britannica's motion for sanctions after finding that Dickstein and attorney Jon D. Grossman — who handled the allegedly negligent patent filing that forms the basis of Britannica's malpractice claims — had properly responded to a discovery request and deposition questions....
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