USPTO Wins Dismissal Of Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (May 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has sided with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a case accusing the agency of discriminating against black and female employees by denying them promotions while awarding a higher position to a white male employee.

Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday granted the USPTO’s bid for partial dismissal and summary judgment and brought the discrimination case to a close.

The court concluded that the man who received the promotion was not...
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