Citing conflicts of interest, the University of California said it will fight a move by Genentech Inc. to hire litigation boutique Keker & Van Nest to defend it in the retrial of the university’s $1 billion patent infringement suit.

Acknowledging a potential conflict that could lead to the disqualification of the firm from the case, Keker is asking for a waiver in order to represent Genentech. UC says it won’t waive the conflict, but the decision ultimately rests with U.S. District Judge Charles Legge.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]