Fed. Circ. Tosses Suit Claiming AIA Is Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (July 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit alleging that it was unconstitutional for the U.S. to change to a first-to-file patent system, ruling that the plaintiff lacked standing to sue because he could not prove had been injured by the America Invents Act provision.

Inventor Mark Stadnyk claimed that as a result of the new system of awarding patents to the first person to file an application, rather than the first person to invent something, he had to beef up his computer...
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Case Information

Case Title

MadStad Engineering, Inc. v. PATO

Case Number



Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

440 Other Civil Rights (US Defendant)

Date Filed

July 17, 2013

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