Inventors' Bid To DQ 6 Firms In Patent Suit Denied By Judge

Law360, New York (November 5, 2015, 8:49 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday denied a request that she disqualify six law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, from a case in which a woman claims her former employer stole her invention, finding that there is insufficient evidence of a conflict of interest.

U.S. District Judge Eleanor L. Ross discounted the allegation by Phyllis A. Huster that because attorney George Thomas was once a named partner with a now-defunct firm that represented the inventor during the 1990s, the firm where he is currently a named partner should be disqualified from representing some of the defendants in the instant case,...

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