Dickstein Shapiro May Dodge Britannica's IP Malpractice Suit

Law360, Miami (February 22, 2013, 8:42 PM EST) -- Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday that legal malpractice suits involving patents belong in state court, a Washington federal judge questioned whether Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.'s suit accusing Dickstein Shapiro LLP of botching a patent application should still be heard in his court.

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates on Wednesday issued an order for Encyclopedia Britannica to show cause why the case should not be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction in light of the high court's decision in Gunn v. Minton, in which...
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