Fed. Circ. Revives Bereskin & Parr Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 7:31 PM EDT) -- Security system company Touchcom Inc.’s malpractice suit against Canadian intellectual property boutique Bereskin & Parr LLP is back on track following a federal appeals court's ruling that a lower court has personal jurisdiction over the firm and one of its attorneys.

Ruling on a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit concluded Monday that the act of filing an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office establishes personal jurisdiction for a malpractice claim against the attorney responsible for the...
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