Texas Court Revives Patent Malpractice Suit

Law360, Houston (July 17, 2013, 4:25 PM ET) — A Texas appeals court revived a patent malpractice suit against a Houston law firm Tuesday, ruling that the case should not have been dismissed by a state trial court in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Gunn v. Minton.

The First District Court of Appeals said that Scott Wonders’ suit against Matthews Lawson & Johnson PLLC could proceed, because the high court’s February holding in Gunn allows state courts to hear malpractice suits involving patents if the case does not raise issues “significant to the federal system as a whole.”

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