Dykema Hit With Malpractice Suit Over Patent Case

Law360, New York (February 2, 2011, 5:25 PM EST) -- American Torch Tip Co. has hit Dykema Gossett PLLC and the director of the firm's intellectual property group with a multimillion-dollar legal malpractice lawsuit, alleging their negligence destroyed ATTC's key defenses and counterclaim in an underlying patent infringement action.

The suit, lodged Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, accused Dykema and Allan J. Sternstein of failing to collect and produce critical documents before the fact discovery deadline, which resulted in the court's rejection of otherwise compelling invalidity arguments.

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