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Gunn v. Minton
United States Supreme Court
568 U.S. 251 (2013)
Minton (plaintiff) brought a malpractice action against Gunn (defendant), an attorney. Gunn had represented Minton in a federal patent infringement action. Minton argued in his malpractice suit that his infringement claim had failed because Gunn failed to raise the “experimental use” exception available under federal patent law. On appeal, the Texas Supreme Court found that the case should have been brought in federal court because Minton’s malpractice claim turned on a question of federal patent law.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Roberts, C.J.)
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