Inventor Asks Panel To Revive FTC Robocall Contest Suit

By Jimmy Hoover (September 7, 2016, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A man whose anti-robocalling invention was passed over in a Federal Trade Commission-sponsored contest urged a Federal Circuit panel Wednesday to revive his lawsuit over the loss, arguing that the judges clearly violated written rules of the contest when they chose the winner.

Counsel for inventor and entrepreneur David Frankel told the three-judge panel Wednesday that the Court of Federal Claims was wrong to toss his suit against the consumer protection agency because he had clearly demonstrated that the judges violated their contractual obligation to give a numerical score to each submission in the contest and choose the highest number....

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