Bid To Sanction Jones Day In $89M IP Suit Premature: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (January 11, 2017, 4:43 PM EST) -- Jones Day attorneys and their client Cherokee Investment Partners LLC won’t be sanctioned for allegedly making frivolous counterclaims in an $89 million patent licensing dispute with a company that invested in an energy catalyzer, a Florida federal judge said on Wednesday, calling the request “premature.”

Plaintiff Andrea Rossi and his Leonardo Corp. — inventor of the energy catalyzer, or E-Cat, low-energy nuclear reactor, asked the court on Tuesday to sanction Cherokee, its founder Tom Darden and their Jones Day attorneys, saying they attempted to mislead the...
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