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Perkins Coie Wrongly DQ'd From IP Suit, Open Text Says

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 4:58 PM EST) -- Open Text Corp. urged a California federal judge Monday to allow the Federal Circuit to review the disqualification of Perkins Coie LLP as its counsel in a patent infringement suit brought by j2 Global Communications Inc., saying the ruling was made using a questionable interpretation of California law.

Open Text  and subsidiary Captaris Inc. petitioned U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson to certify for interlocutory appeal his ruling that eliminated Perkins Coie and Open Text's chief legal counsel because they presumably obtained confidential information about j2. Perkins Coie unknowingly gained access to the information after collaborating with Clyde Findley, a Crowell...

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