USPTO Wants Suit Over 43-Year Patent Examination Tossed

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office asked a court last week to throw out a suit by an inventor who claims the office has unreasonably delayed examining his patent applications for more than four decades, arguing he failed to exhaust administrative remedies before suing.

The USPTO filed a motion March 10 to dismiss a suit by inventor Gilbert Hyatt, who alleged that the office has violated the Administrative Procedure Act by taking no action on two patent applications he filed in 1971 and 1972 for using...
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