Travel Sentry's TSA Deal Counts As IP Breach, Fed. Circ. Told

Law360, Washington (April 3, 2012, 4:27 PM EDT) -- The inventor of a luggage lock told the Federal Circuit on Tuesday that travel security company Travel Sentry Inc.'s deal with the U.S. Transportation Security Agency to provide master keys for the company's locks effectively makes Travel Sentry liable for alleged infringement of two of his patents.

David Tropp, the inventor and holder of the two patents-in-suit, claims Travel Sentry's memorandum of understanding with TSA places the company in a “mastermind” role, where it can control TSA actions that complete Travel Sentry's infringement of the patents....
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