Conflicts Collisions — Attorney Depositions in the DQ Mix

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“Amazon Attorney To Be Deposed To Settle Disqualification Bid” — “A California federal judge ordered a senior in-house patent lawyer at Amazon who is leading the company’s defense of claims of infringement of MasterObjects Inc.’s search engine patent to be deposed regarding a potential conflict of interest that MasterObjects accuses him of trying to hide.” […]

Conflicts News — Amazon IP Conflict Prime for Protest, Judge (Blind) Trust, Judicial Conflicts Rules Review

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“[Judge] Alsup Calls Amazon In-House Atty’s LinkedIn Gap ‘Suspicious’” — “Mulling a motion to disqualify Amazon’s counsel from litigation accusing the e-commerce giant of infringing MasterObjects Inc.’s search engine patents, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said Wednesday it ‘looks suspicious’ that an Amazon in-house lawyer omitted from his LinkedIn profile a two-year stint at a […]

Lawyer Conflicts, DQ and Privacy Debates — Amazon’s In-house IP Attorney Gets a Conflicts Call, Law Professor Learns a Lesson

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“Software Co. Wants Amazon Atty DQ’d From Patent Suit” — “MasterObjects wants a California federal judge to disqualify Amazon’s in-house lawyer and its outside counsel in a suit accusing the e-commerce giant of infringing search engine patents, saying the company’s staff attorney once worked for the law firm that filed a MasterObjects patent application in […]