TSA Owes $134M In 10-Year Patent Saga With Fla. Biz

By Andrew Karpan (October 25, 2021, 4:24 PM EDT) -- The Transportation Security Administration has infringed a Florida company's patent on a method for speeding up security screenings and must cough up almost $134 million, the Court of Federal Claims has ruled.

Lawyers for SecurityPoint Holdings Inc. announced the win in the decadelong saga against the government agency on Monday, shortly after Judge Eric G. Bruggink unsealed his ruling in the case, issued initially in late August after a bench trial last year.

The judge found the TSA's use of carts to move around trays at airport security screenings would cost the agency 2 cents for every passenger, dating to 2008,...

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