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Allen Sokal Analyzes Federal Circuit Judge Bryson's Decision on Conflict Issue

Articles / March 17, 2016

Counsel Allen Sokal authored an article published March 14, 2016, in IP Frontline. The article, “Federal Circuit Judge Bryson Denies Motion to Disqualify Plaintiff’s Counsel,” analyzes a recent decision in the Eastern District of Texas. The issue revolved around Fish & Richardson’s representation of Uropep against co-defendant Brookshire Brothers, Inc. Fish & Richardson represented Brookshire Brothers in a previous patent infringement suit, and Brookshire had moved to disqualify the firm. Federal Circuit Judge William Bryson denied the motion, citing the limits of the original engagement letter and applying Texas and ABA Rules of Professional Conduct. The article originally appeared on the IP Intelligence blog.

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