No Proof Patterson Atty Shared Trade Secrets, J&J Says

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson unit sought Friday to toss a trade secrets suit against it by the inventor of surgical stapling technologies, arguing that he had not sufficiently shown it received trade secrets that he claimed he disclosed to a former attorney at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

In a motion to dismiss filed in Pennsylvania federal court, Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. — whom Patterson has represented in intellectual property matters — argued that Pittsburgh doctor and inventor Enrico Nicolo had not...
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