Another Judge Slaps Down Another Set Of Medtronic Patent Attorneys

from the uppity-judges dept

We noted recently that a judge was so fed up with a pair of well-known patent attorneys that he not only overturned the verdict, but he made the attorneys pay the opposing side's legal bills. Now, in a totally separate patent battle, yet another judge has done the same exact thing. And, in what may (or may not) be a coincidence, both sets of lawyers were representing Medtronic. In both cases, they ignored the earlier parameters set on how the patent claims could be portrayed in court. It's good to see judges pushing back, though it really does say something that patent attorneys felt they could get away with this.


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    LBD, Mar 4th, 2008 @ 8:16pm

    Medical Bills?

    You mean legal bills, right?

     

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    Hellsvilla, Mar 4th, 2008 @ 9:14pm

    hehehehe

    Hey Mike, what's on your mind?

     

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    M. Slonecker, Mar 4th, 2008 @ 9:31pm

    "Patent Attorneys"

     

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    Mike (profile), Mar 4th, 2008 @ 10:14pm

    Re: Medical Bills?

    Oops. Yes.

    I think the "Medtronic" part through me. Sorry. Fixed now.

     

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    Old Norse, Mar 4th, 2008 @ 10:30pm

    Re: Re: Medical Bills?

    "through you" or "threw you"? Jeezis...

     

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    Mike (profile), Mar 4th, 2008 @ 11:02pm

    Re: Re: Re: Medical Bills?

    Yikes. It's been a long day. Sorry for that too...

     

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    Mr. Fix it, Mar 4th, 2008 @ 11:35pm

    hopefully those judges will get some RIAA cases...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 5th, 2008 @ 5:55am

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    Well... see, Patent attorneys don't bribe, er... contribute as well as RIAA does.

    So you see RIAA will probably fair better than Medtronic.

     

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    Carl, Mar 5th, 2008 @ 9:12am

    Re: RIAA

    "fair better than Medtronic" or "fare better"? I hope you did that on purpose...

     

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