USPTO Looks To Keep Copyright Suit Emails Under Wraps

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark office asked a Minnesota federal judge Thursday to nix a “fishing expedition” for its emails about a suit by academic publishers targeting an intellectual property boutique for using copyrighted journal articles in patent applications.

The USPTO asked U.S. District Judge Richard H. Kyle to deny a motion to compel made by the American Institute of Physics and John Wiley & Sons Inc. — who are suing Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA — seeking emails and memoranda between USPTO attorneys and the U.S. Copyright...
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