L'Oreal Can't DQ Lerner David In Cosmetics Patent Dispute

By Dave Simpson (June 10, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday denied L'Oreal's bid to disqualify Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP from representing a rival skin care line in their patent dispute, ruling the patents at the center of cases the firm previously worked on for L'Oreal are not substantially related to the one in this suit.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel said Lerner David's work for L'Oreal U.S. Products Inc. from early 2003 until early 2016 on the prosecution of U.S. Patent No. 9,248,082 and U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 11/726,319 are not substantially related to the current action, in which L'Oreal USA...

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