Ex-Patent Examiner Gets 7 Years For Stabbing DJ At USPTO

Law360, Los Angeles (June 16, 2017, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A former patent examiner who stabbed a DJ leaving an after-hours event at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office location in Alexandria, Virginia, will serve seven years in prison after previously pleading no contest to a malicious wounding charge.

Prosecutors said Thursday that Elizabeth Grace Wright, 33, of Alexandria, was terminated from her patent examiner job early last year after working at the office since 2007. On the night of April 20, 2016, she headed back to the USPTO premises armed with a folding knife “because...
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