Ropes & Gray Can't Shake Patent Malpractice Suit

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 6:47 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge refused on Friday to dismiss a suit accusing Ropes & Gray LLP and a former partner of botching patent applications for a New York research laboratory and costing the lab millions of dollars in potential licensing fees.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns said that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory had alleged sufficient facts to sustain its claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation and negligence against Ropes & Gray and former partner Matthew P. Vincent, denying the...
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