Fed. Circ. Says Airport Scanner IP Suits Must Target Gov't

Law360, New York (September 17, 2015, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled on Thursday that patent suits over boarding pass scanners used at airports were wrongly filed against the companies like BAE Systems Inc. that sold the machines to the Transportation Security Administration and must instead be filed against the government itself.

The appeals court affirmed a Maryland federal judge's dismissal of patent infringement suits by Astornet Technologies Inc., which had unsuccessfully competed for the scanner contracts, against the companies that were awarded the contracts by the TSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The court said the suits were barred by a law that complaints...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!