Baker Botts Targets Federal IP Malpractice Suit After Gunn

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Baker Botts LLP asked a Texas federal judge Monday to nix Axcess International Inc.’s patent malpractice suit, saying Axcess’ identical state court suit should preclude the federal case even though it might merit federal consideration under the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Gunn v. Minton decision.

In Gunn, the high court ruled on Feb. 20 that unless a patent malpractice case raises issues "significant to the federal system as a whole," it belongs in state court.

U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson ordered Axcess and Baker Botts to...
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