Synopsys Wants O'Melveny Ejected From Patent Fight

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 2:25 PM EST) -- Synopsys Inc. asked a California federal judge Monday to disqualify O'Melveny & Myers LLP from representing ATopTech Inc. in a patent infringement suit, arguing the firm previously represented another company in substantially similar disputes before it merged with Synopsys.

Synopsys said in a motion that there was a “sweeping” overlap between its case against ATopTech and cases previously brought by Synopsys against Magma Design Automation Inc. with regard to technology used in electronic design automation software.

Synopsys, which merged with Magma in 2012, argued that O'Melveny...
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