USPTO Response To FOIA Bid Inadequate: 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has found that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office did not provide enough information in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for documents by attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a patent case against the makers of the BlackBerry.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part a 2007 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which had found that the USPTO complied with the FOIA requests by Hunton &...
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