USPTO Says Wiretapping Ruling Sinks 1st-To-File Challenge

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 7:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told a Florida federal court Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on warrantless wiretapping supports its position that an inventor trying to block the U.S. from switching to a first-to-file patent system lacks standing to sue.

Mark Stadnyk, who is seeking an injunction barring the first-to-file system from taking effect on March 16, claims that the new system mandated by the America Invents Act will favor large companies and harm individual inventors.

According to the USPTO, Stadnyk does...
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