The Supreme Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts defined the parameters of subject matter conflict of interest for technology law firms handling to patents for two different clients. Maling v. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Case No. SJC-11800 … [Read more...] about Is it Malpractice Having Competing Patent Clients?
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that state courts, not federal courts, have subject matter jurisdiction over legal malpractice claims arising under federal patent law. Gunn v. Minton, Case No. 11-1118 (U.S. February 20, 2013) (Minton) (available here). Vernon Minton … [Read more...] about Federal Courts Have No Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Patent Malpractice Claims