General Electric Files Post-Hearing Brief on Disqualification of In-House and External Counsel

Feb. 10, 2017 – Defendants General Electric Co. and Datex-Ohmedia, Inc. d/b/a GE Healthcare (collectively, “GE”) filed a post-hearing brief arguing that late attorney Roger Rathbun’s work with Plaintiffs International Biomedical, Ltd. (“IBL”) does not prove that in-house or external counsel from Arnold & Porter should be disqualified or received any confidential information.  Instead, GE argues that Rathbun’s conversations with IBL’s counsel Barnes & Thornburg should disqualify IBL’s counsel.  A hearing on this issue took place on January 9, 2017.  The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Nos. 6,155,970, 6,245,010, 6,471,634, 6,733,437, and 7,264,586, which relate to neonatal incubators.  The case is pending before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, and is number 1:14-cv-00397.

By: Katherine E. Adams

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