Federal Circuit Affirms Rejection Of Copyright, Patent Claims Against United States

(November 30, 2015, 12:19 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A copyrighted pamphlet describing a program for modifying student behavior was not infringed by the U.S. government, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals concluded Nov. 25 (James Clark v. United States, No. 15-5002, Fed. Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 20478).

(Decision available. Document #16-151214-001Z.)

According to Circuit Judges Richard Taranto, S. Jay Plager and Richard Linn, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims also properly rejected on jurisdiction grounds allegations of patent infringement by plaintiff James Clark because the “Out of Area” program...
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