Ropes & Gray Skirts IP Malpractice Suit After Gunn Ruling

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit alleging patent malpractice against Ropes & Gray LLP and a former attorney, after the firm argued that patent malpractice claims belong in state court in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns issued an order dismissing, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, a case brought by research organization Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory against Ropes and former Ropes attorney Matthew P. Vincent. In tossing the case, the judge issued a short...
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