Inventor Claims Firm's Negligence Led To Loss Of Patent

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery LLP's failure to keep an inventor apprised of required maintenance fees led to his losing a patent on a device designed to protect floating swimming pool lane dividers from damage, according to a complaint removed to a California federal court Friday.

Intellectual property firm Fitch Even and partner Thomas Lebens pulled a patent-related malpractice suit originally filed in state court in April by Robert Sanchez, who said he invented the LineSaver device, into federal court. Sanchez's malpractice claim required a “case...
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