Lockheed Can Be Sued For US Contract Work: Court

Law360, New York (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court has agreed to allow Zoltek Corp. to shift its patent infringement case against the U.S. government to contractor Lockheed Martin Corp., ruling that federal law does not always protect contractors from infringement suits arising from work they perform for the government.

Chief Judge Edward J. Damich of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said last week he would transfer Zoltek's long-running infringement suit to federal district court once the company has properly amended its complaint to name Lockheed instead of the U.S. government....
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