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Autogiro Co. of America v. United States
United States Court of Claims
384 F.2d 391, 155 USPQ 697 (1967)
Autogiro (plaintiff) sued the United States federal government (defendant) under 28 U.S.C. § 1498 for compensation for patent infringement of technology relating to rotary wing aircraft. Autogiro initially sought damages for infringement of twenty-six patents, but the number at issue finally settled at sixteen patents at issue after four years of pre-trial proceedings. The trial commissioner ultimately found fifteen of sixteen patents valid and infringed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Durfee, J.)
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