Persistent Pro Se Plaintiff Strikes Out In Sprint IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A pro se litigant who once persuaded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to vacate the dismissal of his patent suit against Sprint Nextel Corp. has run out of luck. On a second trip to the appellate level, the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the suit for want of prosecution.

In 2006, Alfred McZeal Jr. sued Sprint for $12 billion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleging that the company's cell phones infringe his patent for an...
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