Judge Backs Inventor In Suit Over Long-Stalled Patent Apps
By Ryan Davis (August 7, 2018, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to issue three patents to prolific inventor Gilbert Hyatt, finding that many of his patent claims were incorrectly rejected, a win for Hyatt in his case alleging the office is wrongly stalling his patent applications.
Following a series of bench trials over the past year, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of the District of Columbia issued opinions Aug. 1 rejecting the USPTO's argument that the applications should be denied because Hyatt unreasonably and inexplicably delayed examination.
The judge noted that much of the delay was because the applications "spent an...
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