GE Doubles Down On DQ Dispute In Incubator Patent Case

By Matthew Guarnaccia (February 9, 2017, 5:41 PM EST) -- General Electric Co. on Wednesday again urged a Texas federal judge not to disqualify its in-house counsel and external Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP attorneys from a lawsuit by International Biomedical Ltd. over neonatal incubator patents, saying an alleged conflict of interest related to a now-deceased attorney impacts IBL's counsel instead.

The issue centers around the late attorney Roger Rathbun, who served as a patent prosecutor for GE in the maternal and infant care field from 1992 to 2013. However, IBL also claims that Rathbun studied IBL's LifeBorne Infant Warmer from 2009 to 2013, and gleaned confidential information from the...

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