Amazon Attorney To Be Deposed To Settle Disqualification Bid

By Craig Clough (May 4, 2022, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ordered a senior in-house patent lawyer at Amazon who is leading the company's defense of claims of infringement of MasterObjects Inc.'s search engine patent to be deposed regarding a potential conflict of interest that MasterObjects accuses him of trying to hide.

On Monday, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered attorney Scott Sanford to be deposed by software company MasterObjects, which comes after the judge called a gap in Sanford's LinkedIn profile "suspicious" because it omitted a two-year stint at a law firm that represented MasterObjects.

"MasterObjects may take...

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