IP Firm Hit With $4M Malpractice Suit Over Patent Case

Law360, San Francisco (April 24, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The CEO of Collagen Nutraceuticals Inc. hit his former attorneys at Eclipse Law Group with a $4 million legal malpractice lawsuit Monday, accusing them of botching a patent infringement case against a rival health-supplement firm that cost him $300,000 in attorneys' fees to the defendants.

Collagen Nutraceuticals CEO Ahmad Alkayali claims boutique IP firm Eclipse and partner Edward O'Connor bungled the case accusing Neocell Corp. of infringing Alkayali's patents and trademarks on collagen-based dietary supplements. Alkayali founded the company that eventually became Neocell, left the company...
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