How Hyatt Won Discovery Against the PTO

After the PTO asserted in court that inventor Gilbert Hyatt had purposefully delayed agency action on his own patent applications, Mr. Hyatt sought–and obtained–discovery into the PTO’s handling of his applications, its Hyatt-specific policies, its secret SAWS program, and its bias and animus against him. Unfortunately, many of those materials remain confidential, on the PTO’s say-so, and so the information they revealed is largely redacted in the public versions of Mr. Hyatt’s legal filings.

But the PTO can’t suppress Mr. Hyatt’s own impressions and recollections. Here, for example, isĀ the declaration that he filed in support of his request for discovery: