By Erin Coe (October 5, 2015, 6:59 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property attorneys have long been vexed by malpractice claims over missed deadlines and conflicts of interest, but they are starting to face claims that may be harder to avoid.
IP malpractice cases are growing, particularly those involving claims that attorneys knew or should have known about discovery abuses committed by clients and allegations that attorneys gave erroneous information upon which nonclient investors relied, according to Paul Janicke, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center.
Janicke is also seeing more fraud and trade secret accusations against both IP attorneys and their clients brought by joint venture or acquisition partners...
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