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Perkins Coie Sued By Inventor for Failing to File Patents

Jan. 21, 2020, 7:22 PM

Perkins Coie is being sued in a New York trial court by a company that developed a remote-control headphone system, claiming a patent attorney at the large law firm failed to file patent applications relating to the system and lied about it.

Hiring the firm was a “fatal mistake,” the Jan. 17 complaint filed by Muzik Inc., says.

The complaint says that Muzik’s Chief Executive Officer and primary inventor, Jason Hardi, developed a design for a fully-integrated, connected, remote-control headphone system in 2012. Many of the “underlying ideas and designs, such as the ability to initiate commands in connected devices...

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