UO dumps Harrang, Long, Gary and Rudnick for latest Ed School lawsuit

One of the more amusing parts of last year’s union bargaining was watching HLGR’s Sharon Rudnick try to get her head around intellectual property issues. The UO faculty negotiators and David Cecil (UAUO) and Mike Mauer (AAUP) did their best to give her an education while she charged UO $300 an hour, but there’s only so much teachers can do, and apparently it didn’t stick.

Diane Dietz has a summary of the latest UO Education School IP case, in the RG here. UO has taken a pass on HLGR and its team of IP attorneys, and is instead being represented by the Seattle firm of Betts, Patterson, and Mines. And it’s looking like quite the hit to Harrang’s billable hours:

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Docket info courtesy of Carl Malamud’s RECAP, here:

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2 Responses to UO dumps Harrang, Long, Gary and Rudnick for latest Ed School lawsuit

  1. Not licensed in Oregon says:

    K&L Gates is also doing IP work for UO. These are well respected firms specializing in IP law.

    To be blunt HLGR is better known for bullying your state’s DOJ, and selling its political influence in the legislature to get corporate tax breaks. E.g. Nike, BP.

  2. Nobody says:

    So if we’re paying Doug Park over $200,000.00 every year to be the lead attorney for the school then why on earth are we hiring out this work? Why isn’t Doug Park litigating these cases???? My solution is to put a law firm on retainer and get rid of the general counsel office. The school would likely save time and money.

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