Iffy Scanner Patent Ownership May Sink BAE Suit

Law360, Washington (July 14, 2016, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The man accusing the federal government and BAE Systems PLC of infringing his airport boarding scanner patent has not proven he actually owns it, a Federal Claims judge ruled Thursday, giving him 45 days to convince her to not toss his suit.

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Susan G. Braden held off on granting the government’s April dismissal bid, saying that Michael Haddad would have to explain why he and his company, Astornet Technologies Inc., have claimed the right to sue based on the patent, or that she would toss the case. It’s the latest turn against Haddad and his...

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