K&L Gates Attys Accused Of Paying Key Witness To Flip To HP

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 10:53 PM EDT) -- U.S. Ethernet Innovations LLC on Monday accused K&L Gates LLP of roping its key witness into dubious consulting deals in a ploy to influence him to testify instead for USEI adversary Hewlett-Packard Development Co. in their fight over Ethernet patents.

In a motion for sanctions filed in California federal court, the successor to 3Com Corp.'s Ethernet operations claimed K&L Gates entered into secret “consulting agreements” with USEI’s key witness Richard Baker Jr., 3Com’s former director of intellectual property licensing, in order to influence him “with substantial...
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