US Briefing: Ex-clients sue Howrey after patent 'deal' sours
Two former clients have sued Howrey partner Michael Dowler and the firm, alleging breach of fiduciary duty after an alleged deal to buy a patent for $1m went sour. The plaintiffs allege that Dowler was their lawyer in a variety of patent matters and that he brought a patent to them for potential purchase, demanded an "under the radar" verbal deal for 50% of net profits to be derived from the patent and breached his fiduciary duty by "misrepresent[ing] the value of the patent".
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