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Figueroa v. United States

Case Number: CLB0028

Date: 08.15.2003

Plaintiff challenging imposition of patent fees adequately stated claim that Congress exceeded its authority, under patent clause of Constitution, “[t]o promote the Progress of…useful Arts,” since quoted language is substantive limitation on Congress’ power, and Congress’ actions can be reviewed for compatibility with mandate to achieve constitutional objectives of patent clause.

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