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3.4.2010

Swanson Quoted in IP Law360 Article About IP Malpractice Suits

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Lane Powell Shareholder Paul Swanson was quoted March 2 on the Law360 newswire in an article titled “Firms Face Rise In High Stakes IP Malpractice Suits.” The article discusses how claims of intellectual property malpractice against law firms have become more expensive and can damage the reputation of a firm or lawyer even if the case is not won. Swanson talks about how lawsuits can be used simply to hurt a lawyer’s reputation:

“Taking a hit on one’s reputation is never something any lawyer wants. These cases add an emotional element … and I’ve seen some claims that have been filed in an attempt to embarrass the lawyers.”

Law360 is a newswire covering business law.