No. 99-1815.

256 F.3d 548 (2001)

ISI INTERNATIONAL, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP, successor to Scott & Aylen, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 2, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David A. Crossman (argued), Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Jeffrey P. DeJong (argued), Altheimer & Gray, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before EASTERBROOK, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge.

Bert Reitsma, a physician living in Ontario, invented a device for draining surgical wounds. He asked Yves Menard, a solicitor at Scott & Aylen (based in Ottawa) to incorporate a firm to exploit this invention. (Scott & Aylen and several other partnerships merged into Borden Ladner Gervais LLP after this suit began; for clarity we retain the "S&A" acronym.) Reitsma also engaged Max Wood, one of S&A's patent agents, to obtain...

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