The big news of the day comes from the U.S. Supreme Court, which has granted review of Gunn v. Minton, No. 11-1118, a case originating from the Texas Supreme Court:

This was the case about whether state courts could hear a claim for malpractice involving a patent or whether federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction. Divided 5-3, the Texas Supreme Court held that the federal courts had exclusive jurisdiction.

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up that question early next year.

Jane Webre is counsel of record for Gunn and the other petitioners in the U.S. Supreme Court.