Dudas氏の件とは直接ありませんが、Foley & Lardnerが特許訴訟からみでクライアントから訴えられたようです。
Tech Companies Claim Foley Overbilled, Underrepresented
The National Law Journal
February 4, 2009
A trio of technology companies has filed a breach of contract suit against Foley & Lardner in the Eastern District of Texas for allegedly overbilling and not adequately representing them in a patent lawsuit.
Datatern Inc. v. Foley & Lardner, No. 2:09-cv-00038 (E.D. Texas)
2/2/2009 (from Foley & Lardner)
Former USPTO Director Jon Dudas Joins Foley & Lardner’s Intellectual Property Department
Arrival Underscores Foley's Standing as One of the Nation's Premier Intellectual Property Firms
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Jon W. Dudas has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, working with the Intellectual Property and Public Affairs Practices.
2/2/2009 (from Tech Daily Dose)
In a Monday press release, Dudas said Foley was "a natural next step" after having served at PTO because the firm's IP practice earns high marks for litigation and prosecution. In his role as the nation's top patent official, Dudas spearheaded a number of patent cooperation and development missions with the European Union, China, Japan, Korea and other countries and made progress toward "patent work-sharing," which could enhance efficiencies in patent examination at the PTO and achieve better U.S. patent protection abroad. Earlier in his career, Dudas served as counsel to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property and was staff director for the House Judiciary Committee.