Inventor Urges DC Circ. To Revive Legal Malpractice Row

By Michael Macagnone (April 11, 2016, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A correction fluid inventor called on a DC Circuit panel to revive its legal malpractice case against Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian LLP Monday, maintaining a lower court failed to see the firm's clear mistake of not filing an English translation of its Japanese patent application.

Seed Co. Ltd. and inventor Shigeru Tamai urged the panel to reinstate its suit against Westerman and a second firm,  Kratz Quintos & Hanson LLP, after U.S. District Judge Richard Leon granted them summary judgment over an allegedly botched patent application for corrective fluid. Seed Co.'s current counsel Paul T. Meiklejohn argued that the firms...

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