Claims Court Tosses Scanner Patent Suit Against TSA, BAE

Law360, Nashville (September 30, 2016, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The Court of Federal Claims on Friday dismissed a suit accusing the Transportation Security Administration, a BAE Systems unit and other federal contractors of infringing a boarding pass scanner patent, finding the inventor of the patent could not prove he owned the patent anymore.

Michael Haddad had not shown that he either owned or had an interest in the patent when he sued in October 2015, meaning he lacked standing to bring the suit, Judge Susan G. Braden ruled.

Haddad had accused BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. — a unit of the British defense giant — the TSA and other third-party...

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