AMS Seeks Review Of Whether Refusal To End Proceedings Is Final Agency Action

(October 1, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Automated Merchandising Systems Inc. (AMS) on Sept. 11 filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to answer whether the federal judiciary must await the substantive conclusion of an agency proceeding before it can evaluate whether an express statutory limitation on that agency's jurisdiction requires that agency to terminate its proceeding (Automated Merchandising Systems, Inc. v. Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in her official capacity as the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director...
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