Inventor sues US over new patent law
In Silicon Valley, Apple just won big against Samsung in the patent lawsuit of the year, after trading claims and counterclaims of pilfered product ideas. Across the country, in a federal court in Florida, an inventor named Mark Stadnyk is waging a different kind of patent warfare — an ambitious and perhaps quixotic legal foray. Stadnyk, who holds a patent on a motorcycle windshield, is suing the U.S. government, aiming to head off a patent law that he says will favor big companies and hurt lone inventors like himself. Stadnyk filed a suit last month that challenges the constitutionality of legislation that Congress passed last fall, the America Invents Act.