Avery Dennison Fraud Suit Time-Barred, Fed. Circ. Says

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT) -- A fraud suit against adhesive materials maker Avery Dennison Corp. and law firm Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar LLP involving a patent is time-barred, the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday in a case that divided the judges on whether the court had jurisdiction over patent-related state law claims.

A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court's dismissal of the fraud and breach of fiduciary duty suit by USPPS Ltd., which alleged that Avery mismanaged the prosecution of a patent for personalized postage stamps, filed by USPPS' chairman, under...
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