4th Circ. Extends Insurer’s Case Against IP Firm

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 8:00 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has revived an insurance firm’s case asserting it has no duty to defend intellectual property law firm Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus LLP and one of its partners accused in an underlying state suit of defrauding a company of valuable wireless e-mail patents by transferring them to NTP Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Friday determined that a district court erred when it dismissed Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co.’s declaratory judgment action after finding the case would...
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