A crop of Big Law and in-house lawyers faces a legal malpractice suit from a New Jersey scientist, who claims he was shut out of profits from his invention of a program to use DNA in cancer research.
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Spotted on Law.com Radar: Plaintiff Monib Zirvi claims in his suit that lawyers from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Latham & Watkins conspired with Illumina Inc. of San Diego, California, and Thermo Fisher Scientific of Waltham, Massachusetts, to deprive him of intellectual property rights to his invention. His suit seeks a share of the profits, as well as recognition for a role as a co-inventor of a system sold by Illumina.
Keith Miller of Robinson Miller. Courtesy photo