Two of the San Francisco area's most prominent IP litigators were excoriated this week by a federal judge for allegedly misleading jurors in a patent infringement trial. McDermott Will & Emery's Terrence McMahon and Vera Elson were chastised for "abuse of advocacy" in the trial judge's order requiring the firm and its client to pay the opposing side's attorney fees. An ethics expert and patent lawyer at another firm said the ruling in the Medtronic case will be seen as a cautionary tale for years to come.
Federal Judge Blasts Top IP Litigators
February 15, 2008