July 10, 2017 – On July 7, prosthetics device maker Alps South LLC filed a federal suit in Florida against law firm Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, who formerly represented Alps in a patent dispute. Alps alleges that the manner in which Shumaker handled the patent case resulted in over $50 million in losses by Alps. Specifically, Alps suggests that since Shumaker assigned non-patent attorneys to the case, the attorneys neglected to join the patent inventor or his company to the case and therefore did not establish standing. This case has been given Civil Action No. 8-17-cv-01634.
By: Neha Bhat