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Federalism and Patent Law: Courts Split on Scope of Federal Circuit Arising Under Jurisdiction

In a trio of decisions, the several members of the Federal Circuit have expressed their disagreement with the court's expansion of appellate jurisdiction to cover attorney malpractice cases that involve patent law issues. Landmark Screens, LLC v. Morgan Lewis &...
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