Publishers Denied Docs In Copyright Row Over Patent Apps

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Academic publishers suing Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA over the use of copyrighted journal articles in patent applications lost their bid Tuesday in Minnesota federal court to force the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to hand over related communications it had with the U.S. Copyright Office.

In a two-page order, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey J. Keyes denied the American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons Inc.'s motion to compel the PTO — which has intervened in the case and says the firm's use of the material...
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