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Ashish Mahendru was quoted by the ABA Journal on his advice for using expert witnesses in an article headlined, “For an expert witness, consider reputation, location and cost.” “An expert witness with excellent credentials can cost more than lawyers,” the Houston commercial litigator told the publication of the American Bar Association. “A forensic accountant may…(Read More)

Ashish Mahendru is founder of the Houston litigation firm Mahendru PC, The Litigation Group. He has been praised by other lawyers as knowing the courthouse as well as anyone. From opposing counsel, there have been complaints. They say he treats every client like it’s his only client, which can wear down his opponents. An…(Read More)

Share us on: By Jeremy Heallen Law360, Houston (August 27, 2014, 4:55 PM ET) — Schlumberger Ltd. was ordered to pay $600,000 in attorneys’ fees and sanctions on Wednesday after a Texas judge threw out the majority of a lawsuit the company had filed accusing its former chief intellectual property lawyer of sharing trade…(Read More)

Share us on: By Jeremy Heallen Law360, Houston (August 27, 2014, 4:55 PM ET) — Schlumberger Ltd. was ordered to pay $600,000 in attorneys’ fees and sanctions on Wednesday after a Texas judge threw out the majority of a lawsuit the company had filed accusing its former chief intellectual property lawyer of sharing trade…(Read More)

Law360, Houston (August 11, 2014, 4:58 PM ET) — Schlumberger Ltd.’s former intellectual property general counsel has asked a Texas state judge to force the company to cough up $1.2 million for filing what she says is a frivolous lawsuit accusing her of sharing the oilfield giant’s trade secrets with Acacia Research…(Read More)

By Jeremy Heallen Law360, Houston (July 28, 2014, 6:00 PM ET) — Schlumberger Ltd.’s former general counsel for intellectual property asked a Texas judge on Monday to throw out a lawsuit her former employer filed against her, saying the oilfield services giant has no proof she stole trade secrets before going to work for…(Read More)

Share us on: By Jeremy Heallen Law360, Houston (July 16, 2014, 5:05 PM ET) — A Texas judge said Wednesday he was inclined to sanction Schlumberger Ltd. for suing its former chief intellectual property attorney because he doubts the company can prove the attorney misappropriated trade secrets to benefit her new employer, Acacia Research Group…(Read More)

Texas IP Counsel Accused of Trade Secret Theft Schlumberger Ltd. has filed a legal action against its former deputy general counsel for intellectual property, who went to work for another company that recently filed a patent infringement suit against Schlumberger. ….. Click Here For More Good News for Accused Texas IP Counsel A Texas state…(Read More)

Texas aligned itself with the vast majority of the country by passing the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act.  Importantly, this new law provides that a court may enjoin “actual or threatened misappropriation” of Trade Secrets. The act broadly defines Trade Secrets as “[I]nformation, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, process, financial…(Read More)

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