U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Jurisdiction In Patent Malpractice Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The question of the best forum - state or federal court - for legal malpractice claims stemming from underlying patent litigation will be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted certiorari on Oct. 5 ( Jerry W. Gunn v. Vernon F. Minton , No. 11-1118, U.S. Sup...

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Legal Malpractice, Patent Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Allegations that a group of attorneys committed legal malpractice by failing to plead an experimental use defense in a patent infringement case do not constitute a "substantial" question of federal law, counsel for the attorneys told the U.S. Supreme Court...

In Reversal, Supreme Court Says State Courts Can Hear Patent Malpractice Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Supreme Court of Texas erred in finding that an inventor and patent owner's claim of legal malpractice against his former counsel was subject to exclusive federal jurisdiction, the U.S. Supreme Court held Feb. 20 ( Jerry W. Gunn, et al. v. Vernon F. Minton ,...