USPTO Wants Its Atty As Witness In Patent App Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 3:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Friday pushed back against a move to block its top lawyer from testifying in a copyright suit brought by academic publishers against Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA over patent applications, arguing the publishers have had plenty of time to depose the attorney.

The American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons Inc. sued Schwegman in Minnesota federal court in February 2012, alleging that by including scientific journal articles as part of patent applications for clients, the firms infringed...
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