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.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the law firm whose clients include Google Inc., hired Donald L. Vieira, a former chief of staff in the U.S. Justice Department’s national security division.
Campaign politics were already whipping Washington into frenzy. A split Congress shunned compromise on financial rules or fixes for the economy.
Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP as senior of counsel.
Google Inc., the company that leads Internet search, has gained a new superlative: top dealmaker.