USPTO Says Inventor's Patent Reform Suit Claims No Injury

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday sought to ditch an inventor's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the agency's new first-to-file patent registration system, telling a Florida federal court that the inventor's opposition to the new system is based on merely hypothetical injury.

In a motion to dismiss Florida inventor Mark Stadnyk's lawsuit challenging the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the USPTO attacked the plaintiff's contention that the updated system would increase patent development costs and put smaller inventors at a disadvantage compared to their larger...
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