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Fed. Circ. Preserves USPTO Win In Patent Atty's FOIA Suit

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday left intact a lower court’s decision to toss a lawsuit from an attorney who accused the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of violating the Freedom of Information Act by withholding information on its disciplinary investigation of him.

The court said it didn’t have jurisdiction to review a Virginia federal judge’s October 2015 decision to award the USPTO judgment in the suit brought by Louis Piccone, who sought documents related to an investigation of allegations he prosecuted a trademark application while his...
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