Edward Halas, Plaintiff-appellant, v. the United States, Defendant-appellee.edward Halas, Plaintiff-appellant, v. the United States, Defendant-appellee, 915 F.2d 1583 (Fed. Cir. 1990)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 915 F.2d 1583 (Fed. Cir. 1990) Aug. 27, 1990


Before MICHEL, Circuit Judge, and COWEN and SKELTON, Senior Circuit Judges.


In response to the court's July 24, 1990 directive to show cause why Edward Halas' appeals should not be dismissed, Halas' opposes dismissal and the United States urges dismissal.

Halas filed suits in the Claims Court seeking compensation from the United States for the alleged unauthorized use of his patented invention. The United States moved to stay the Claims Court proceedings and to remand to the Department of the Army to permit the Army to conduct a patent rights determination. On October 13, 1989, the Claims Court suspended proceedings until April 16, 1990 to permit the Army to conduct proceedings. On June 6, 1990, the Claims Court continued the stays until October 5, 1990. Halas appealed from the June 6, 1990 orders.

The June 6 orders are not final or appealable. In Cabot v. United States, 788 F.2d 1539, 1542 (Fed. Cir. 1986), we determined that an order of a trial court remanding a matter to an agency for further findings or proceedings is not final.



Halas' appeals are dismissed.