U.S. Gov't Loses Money Order Appeal At Federal Circuit

Law360, New York (May 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a blow to the federal government, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling that the U.S. Post Office infringed patents for money order technology held by an Illinois check protection company.

In rejecting the government’s appeal, the Federal Circuit handed a clear victory to plaintiff Paymaster Technologies Inc., which sued the USPS in 2002 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The two sides have been battling for years over what claims are covered by Paymaster’s patented...
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