K&L Gates Calls Sanctions Bid In HP Patent Dispute Reckless

Law360, Los Angeles (May 29, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- K&L Gates LLP attorneys told a California federal judge on Tuesday that U.S. Ethernet Innovations' sanctions bid accusing the firm of paying a key witness to testify for patent litigation opponent Hewlett-Packard Co. was a baseless, reckless act of gamesmanship.

USEI, the successor to 3Com Corp.'s Ethernet operations, had provided no evidence or even allegations of false testimony, K&L Gates said Tuesday. The Ethernet company claims the law firm secretly paid Richard Baker, 3Com’s former director of intellectual property licensing, to "switch sides" to HP, according to...
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