Patton Boggs, Others Shoot Down Malpractice Suit With Gunn

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday threw out a third-party complaint accusing Patton Boggs LLP, Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP of patent malpractice, finding the federal court system no longer has jurisdiction because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Gunn v. Minton.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer dismissed the third-party suit and remanded the underlying case to the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., following the Supreme Court’s Feb. 20 decision that legal malpractice suits involving patents should nearly always...
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