Dana Sues USPTO To Block Release Of Contentious Patent

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT) -- Vehicle machinery company Dana Ltd. on Thursday went after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia federal court, saying the agency should block the issuance of a patent because it was allegedly based on trade secrets misappropriated by a former employee.

Dana Ltd. said in a lawsuit against the USPTO and its director, David Kappos, that the patent office should foreclose a patent application filed by a former employee who absconded with trade secrets from Dana, and that the details of this confidential invention will...
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Case Information

Case Title

Dana Limited v. Kappos et al

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit



Leonie M. Brinkema

Date Filed

August 8, 2012

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