United States Court of Federal Claims; Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-00268-EGB
Patent Infringement Claims | Technology: System of recycling trays through security screening checkpoints by use of movable carts
On August 31, 2021, the United States Court of Federal Claims issued an opinion containing one of the largest, if not the largest, damages award ever against the United States. Judge Eric G. Bruggink found the TSA’s use of carts to move around trays at airport security screenings would cost the agency 2 cents for every passenger, dating to 2008, as the agency was infringing a SecurityPoint patent. The total amount owed by the government was calculated at just under $133.8 million. Ocean Tomo Managing Director James E. Malackowski opined as to the damages in the case and found evidence that the TSA had gone through over a decade of failed efforts at moving bins around quicker and more efficiently before it began using SecurityPoint’s method as outlined in its’ U.S. Patent No. 6,888,460.