IP Conflicts of Interest, Hot Potatoes, and “The Game of [Litigation] Life”

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Conflicts of Interest, Copyright, District Court Litigation, IP Ethics0 Comments

“You will learn about life when you play The Game of Life” – original TV jingle for “The Game of Life” Plaintiffs, alleged owners of the IP rights to the “The Game of Life”, want to end up on Millionaire Estates.  Defendants, including the toy company that has been making and selling “The Game” for decades, are trying to keep … Read More

Sony Alleges Conflict Of Interest, Wants Acacia In-House And Outside Patent Litigation Counsel DQ’d

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Conflicts of Interest, District Court Litigation, IP Ethics0 Comments

Motions to disqualify opposing counsel are not uncommon, especially in patent litigation. In many cases, disqualification is sought based on an alleged former client conflict of interest. Former client disqualification motions normally allege that an attorney working in the law firm representing one of the parties to a litigation previously represented the opposing party in a “substantially related matter.” Under … Read More