Gunn Ruling Pushes Baker Botts Patent Suit To State Court

Law360, Dallas (April 12, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday booted Axcess International Inc.’s patent malpractice case against Baker Botts LLP, saying in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Gunn v. Minton, the dispute belongs in state court.

U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson said Friday the Gunn decision, handed down by the court Feb. 20, requires the malpractice suit to be decided outside federal court because they are based on state law claims. In Gunn, the high court ruled unless a patent malpractice case raises issues "significant to...
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