Sidley's Blown Deadline Shows Firms Need Careful Monitoring

Law360, San Diego (February 14, 2014, 10:55 PM EST) -- A recent decision blocking AT&T Inc. from contesting a $40 million patent verdict against it because its 18 lawyers from Sidley Austin LLP and Davis Cedillo & Mendoza Inc. missed the appeal deadline serves as a powerful warning that firms need a thorough and reliable system for monitoring case developments to reduce the risk of making a multimillion-dollar mistake, lawyers say.

A Texas federal judge on Feb. 6 denied a motion by AT&T seeking an extension to appeal a March verdict that it infringed streaming media patents owed by Two-Way Media LLC.

The deadline had passed in December, but AT&T said...

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