Fed. Circ. Finds Judge Lacked Jurisdiction In E-Pay IP Case

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that a lower court never had jurisdiction to hear a declaratory judgment suit over the inventorship of a electronic payment system, so the entire case, including an injunction won by plaintiff StoneEagle Services Inc., must be thrown out.

StoneEagle sought declaratory judgment that it was the sole inventor of the patent at issue after a dispute with former business associate David Gillman, but the Federal Circuit found that the company never sufficiently alleged that there was a controversy over whether Gillman...
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