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Lockwood v. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, B204688

In an action involving patent infringement and attorney's fees, trial court judgment is vacated and remanded with directions to dismiss the action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction where plaintiff's complaint arises under the patent laws of the United States and therefore is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/30/2009
  • Published 04/30/2009

Judges

  • WILLHITE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Howarth & Smith, Don Howarth, Suzelle M. Smith, and Lee Crawford-Boyd, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Gregory A. Long, Gary A. Clark, Darren M. Franklin, and Robert J. Stumpf, Jr., San Francisco, for Defendants, Respondents, and Cross-Appellant.
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