Purported Mobile E-Mail Co-Inventor's Appeal Fails

Law360, New York (October 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to a computer programmer whose attempt to attach his name to seven lucrative mobile e-mail patents controlled by NTP Inc. was dismissed last year.

Oren Tavory, a former employee of NTP founder Thomas J. Campana, failed to raise a genuine issue of material fact as to his alleged contribution to the conception of the inventions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit wrote Monday.

The court added that "a patent is presumed to name the correct...
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