We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

US Gov't Hit With $100M Class Action Over AIA Reviews

Law360 (May 11, 2018, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government has been hit with a $100 million lawsuit alleging the cancellation of patents in America Invents Act reviews represents an unconstitutional taking of property rights.

The proposed class action was filed in the Court of Federal Claims on Wednesday by Christy Inc., an Oklahoma company that had claims in its vacuum cleaner patent found invalid by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board following a challenge from Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.

Christy argues this violates the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment, which...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.