INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLIENT ALERT: Federal Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Malpractice Claims That Relate to Patent Law

    9 April 2012
    The full Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has confirmed that where the outcome of a legal malpractice case turns on federal patent law, federal jurisdiction exists. Even though a claim arises under state law, it may be heard in U.S. District Court, with any appeal going to Federal Circuit.