Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, the patent-licensing firm that filed three patent- infringement suits against technology companies in December, has succeeded in getting counsel for one of the companies disqualified from the case.
Every dawn in the early spring of 2011, Matthew Kluger peered out his window, wondering when federal agents would knock at his door. Kluger, a mergers-and- acquisitions lawyer, says he worried that authorities were closing in on him as the source of illegal tips in a three-man insider-trading ring that had eluded detection for 17 years.
Matthew Kluger, the former lawyer who last year received the longest prison sentence imposed in an insider-trading case, didn’t deserve the 12-year term, his lawyer told the U.S. Appeals Court in Philadelphia.
Former Washington Mutual Inc. Chief Executive Officer Kerry Killinger and two other bank officials are in settlement talks with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the last chapter in the government’s probe of the largest U.S. bank failure.