Fed. Cir. Says Inventor Cannot Intervene In Microsoft Case

Law360, New York (June 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An inventor who had been denied the right to intervene in a patent claim against Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Inc. found no support at the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affirmed the lower court’s decision.

The appeals court ruled that Thomas L. Gambaro, the inventor of the two patents-in-suit and the controlling shareholder of plaintiff Motionless Keyboard Company Inc., did not have the right to act as the company’s counsel in the case against Microsoft and Nokia.

Gambaro moved to intervene in...
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