USPTO Seeks To Ax Inventor Suit Over Stalled Patent Apps

Law360 (July 24, 2018, 9:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office moved Monday to dismiss inventor Gilbert Hyatt's suit alleging that the agency has unlawfully blocked hundreds of his patent applications from issuing for decades, with the office arguing he has no legal right to sue over ongoing examinations.

The case is the latest in a string of high-profile battles between the USPTO and Hyatt, who holds nearly 75 patents but claims that the office has unilaterally decided not to issue him any more. His suit, filed in May, alleges the USPTO has engaged in numerous illegal actions to tie up his pending applications on technology...

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