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Case Summaries on Patent Law

Case Summaries on Patent Law

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CASE SUMMARIES ON PATENT LAW 
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Patentable Subject Matter ...................................................................6
Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 U.S. 303 (1980) [68].................................6O’Reilly v. Morse, 56 U.S. 62 (1854) [79]..................................................6The Telephone Cases, 126 U.S. 1 (1888) [92]...........................................7Funk Brothers Seed Co. v. Kalo Inoculant Co., 333 U.S. 127 (1948)[113]........................................................................................................7Parke-Davis & Co. v. H.K. Mulford & Co., 189 F.95 (S.D.N.Y. 1911)[106]........................................................................................................8Lab Corp. of America v. Metabolite Labs, Inc., 126 S.Ct. 2921 (2006)[98]..........................................................................................................8Gottschalk v. Benson, 409 U.S. 63 (1972) [131].......................................8Diamond v. Diehr, 450 U.S. 175 (1981) [141]...........................................8State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group, Inc., 149F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 1998) [156]...........................................................9
Utility.........................................................................................................9
Lowell v. Lewis, 15 Fed. Cas. 1018 (C.C D. Mass. 1817) [212]................9Juicy Whip, Inc. v. Orange Bang, Inc., 185 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 1999)[214]........................................................................................................9Brenner v. Manson, 383 U.S. 519 (1966) [222].......................................10In re Brana, 51 F.3d 1560 (Fed. Cir. 1995) [230]...................................10In re Fisher, 421 F.3d 1365 (Fed. Cir. 2005) [240].................................10
Disclosure and Enablement ..............................................................11
The Incandescent Lamp Patent, 159 U.S. 465 (1895) [261]..................11In re Wands, 858 F.2d 731 (Fed. Cir. 1988) [275]..................................11In re Strahilevitz, 668 F.2d 1229 (Fed. Cir. 1982) [286]........................11The Gentry Gallery, Inc. v. The Berkline Corp., 134 F.3d 1473 (Fed.Cir. 1998) [303]....................................................................................12University of Rochester v. G.D. Searle & Co., Inc., 358 F.3d 916 (Fed.Cir. 2003) [314]....................................................................................12LizardTech, Inc. v. Earth Resource Mapping, Inc., 424 F.3d 1336 (Fed.Cir. 2005) [321]....................................................................................13LizardTech, Inc. v. Earth Resource Mapping, Inc., 433 F.3d 1373 (Fed.Cir. 2006) (on petition for en banc rehearing) [325].........................13Orthokinetics, Inc. v. Safety Travel Chairs, Inc., 806 F.2d 1565 (Fed.
 
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Cir. 1986) [328]....................................................................................13Standard Oil Co. v. American Cyanamid Co., 585 F.Supp 1481 (E.D.La.1984), aff’d, 774 F.2d 448 (Fed. Cir. 1985) [332]...............................14Randomex, Inc. v. Scopus Corp., 849 F.2d 585 (Fed. Cir. 1988) [340]..14Chemcast v. Arco Industries, 913 F.2d 923 (Fed. Cir. 1990) [348].......15
Novelty.....................................................................................................15
In re Robertson, 169 F.3d 743 (Fed. Cir. 1999) [361].............................15In re Seaborg, 328 F.2d 996 (C.C.P.A. 1964) [370].................................16Schering Corp. v. Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 339 F.3d 1373 (Fed.Cir. 2003) [374]....................................................................................16In re Hafner, 410 F.2d 1403 (C.C.P.A. 1969) [381]................................16National Tractor Pullers Association v. Watkins, 250 U.S.P.Q. (BNA)892 (N.D.Ill. 1980) [394].....................................................................17Jockmus v. Leviton, 28 F.2d 812 (2d Cir. 1928) [403]............................17In re Klopfenstein, 380 F.3d 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2004) [405]......................17Reeves Brothers v. United States Laminating Corp., 282 F.Supp. 118(E.D.N.Y. 1966), aff’d, 417 F.2d 869 (2d Cir. 1969) [413].................18 Alexander Milburn Co. v. Davis-Bournonville Co., 270 U.S. 390 (1926)[421]......................................................................................................18Campbell v. Spectrum Automation Co., 513 F.2d 932 (6th Cir. 1975)[431]......................................................................................................18Brown v. Barbacid, 276 F.3d 1327 (Fed. Cir. 2002) [441]......................18Peeler v. Miller, 535 F.2d 647 (C.C.P.A. 1976) [456].............................18Dow Chemical Co. v. Astro-Valcour, Inc., 267 F.3d 1334 (Fed. Cir.2001) [468]...........................................................................................19In re Moore, 444 F.2d 572 (Fed. Cir. 1987) [483]...................................19Westinghouse Machine Co. v. General Electric Co., 207 F. 75 (2d Cir.1913) [496]...........................................................................................20
Statutory Bars.......................................................................................20
Pennock v. Dialogue, 27 U.S. 1 (1829) [511]...........................................20Egbert v. Lippmann, 104 U.S. 333 (1881) [522].....................................21Moleculon Research Corp. v. CBS, Inc., 793 F.2d 1261 (Fed. Cir. 1986)[528]......................................................................................................21Metallizing Engineering Co. v. Kenyon Bearing & Auto Parts Co., 153F.2d 516 (2d Cir. 1946) [533]..............................................................22Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, Inc., 525 U.S. 55 (1998) [536].......................22 Abbott Laboratories v. Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 182 F.3d 1315(Fed. Cir. 1999) [551]..........................................................................22
 
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3City of Elizabeth v. American Nicholson Pavement Co., 97 U.S. 126(1877) [555]..........................................................................................23Lough v. Brunswick Corp., 86 F.3d 1113 (Fed. Cir. 1996) [562]...........23Baxter International v. COBE Laboratories, Inc., 88 F.3d 1054 (Fed.Cir. 1996) [570]....................................................................................24W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. v. Garlock, Inc., 721 F.2d 1540 (Fed. Cir.1983) [579]...........................................................................................24
 Abandonment.........................................................................................25
Macbeth-Evans Glass Co. v. General Electric Co., 246 F. 695 (6th Cir.1917) [593]...........................................................................................25In re Kathawala, 9 F.3d 942 (Fed. Cir. 1993) [603]...............................25
Non-Obviousness...................................................................................26
Hotchkiss v. Greenwood, 52 U.S. (11 How.) 248 (1851) [617]...............26Graham v. John Deere Co., 383 U.S. 1 (1966) [631]..............................26United States v. Adams, 383 U.S. 39 (1966) [653].................................27KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007) [665]........27 Arkie Lures, Inc. v. Gene Larew Tackle, Inc., 119 F.3d 353 (Fed. Cir.1997) [685]...........................................................................................28In re Kubin, 561 F.3d 1351 (Fed. Cir. 2009) [S89].................................28Hybritech, Inc. v. Monoclonal Antibodies, Inc., 802 F.2d 1367 (Fed. Cir.1986) [703]...........................................................................................29In re Winslow, 365 F.2d 1017 (C.C.P.A. 1966) [724]..............................29Hazeltine Research, Inc. v. Brenner, 382 U.S. 252 (1965) [731]...........30In re Bass, 474 F.2d 1276 (C.C.P.A. 1973) [734]....................................30OddzOn Products, Inc. v. Just Toys, Inc., 12 F.3d 1396 (Fed. Cir. 1997)[745]......................................................................................................30In re Foster, 343 F.2d 980 (C.C.P.A. 1965) [751]...................................30In re Clay, 966 F.2d 656 (Fed. Cir. 1992) [765]......................................31Merrill v. Yeomans, 94 U.S. 568 (1877) [782].........................................31Phillips v. AWH Corp., 415 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2005) (en banc) [788,845].......................................................................................................31Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., 517 U.S. 370 (1996) [829]...32Cybor Corp. v. FAS Technologies, Inc., 138 F.3d 1448 (Fed. Cir. 1998)(en banc) [839].....................................................................................32BMC Resources, Inc. v. Paymentech, L.P., 498 F.3d 1373 (Fed. Cir.2007) [S105].........................................................................................33
The Doctrine of Equivalents..............................................................33

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