Supreme Court Appears to Favor Federal Courts as Forum for Patent Malpractice Cases

, The National Law Journal


The U.S. Supreme Court took up a Texas legal malpractice case not to decide if the lawyers involved really messed up, but rather to determine whether it should have been litigated before state court or federal court. The reason for the uncertainty is that the alleged malpractice occurred during a patent infringement case—and patent issues are the province of federal courts.

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