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Apr 21 1986 (FN)

Dennison Mfg. Co. Vs. Panduit Corp.

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Apr-21-1986

..... commercial success, long-felt but unresolved needs, failure of others, etc., might be utilized to give light to the circumstances surrounding the origin of the subject matter sought to be patented. as indicia of obviousness or nonobviousness, these inquiries may have relevancy." this description of the obviousness inquiry makes it clear that whether or not the ultimate question of obviousness is ..... -18 (1966): "while the ultimate question of patent validity is one of law, . . . the 103 condition [that is, nonobviousness] . . . lends itself to several basic factual inquiries. under 103, the scope and content of the prior art are to ..... court. in particular, petitioner complains of the rejection of the district court's determination of what the prior art revealed and its findings that the differences identified between respondent's patents and the prior art were obvious. petitioner's claims are not insubstantial. as this court observed in graham v. john deere co., 383 u. s. 1 , 383 u. s. 17 ..... so as to yield the invention in question if such a combination would not have been obvious at the time of the invention. nonetheless, the judge found that respondent's patents were invalid for obviousness. the court of appeals for the federal circuit reversed. 774 f.2d 1082 (1985). the court disagreed with the district court's assessment of the prior .....

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Jun 02 1986 (FN)

South Carolina Vs. Catawba Indian Tribe

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jun-02-1986

..... , 3 pet. 270, 28 u. s. 277 (1830). [ footnote 19 ] see, e.g., larkin v. paugh, 276 u. s. 431 , 276 u. s. 439 (1928) ("with the issue of the patent, the title not only passed from the united states but the prior trust and the incidental restrictions against alienation were terminated. this put an end to the authority theretofore possessed ..... patents are not federal claims at all, because, "[o]nce patent issues, the incidents of ownership are, for the most part, matters of local property law, to be vindicated in local courts." 414 u.s. at 414 u ..... limitations to indian land claims. see oneida ii, 470 u.s. at 470 u. s. 240 -244. more importantly, all the cases cited by the majority involve lands for which patents had been issued to individual indians, not lands alleged to remain tribal property. this court made clear in oneida i that claims arising under such .....

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Jun 11 1986 (FN)

Thornburgh Vs. Amer. Coll. of Obstetricians

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jun-11-1986

..... . 395 . the court attempts to veil the impropriety of its decision to affirm on the merits despite the procedural posture of this case by implying that the challenged provisions are patently unconstitutional. but this claim too is unsupported in this court's decisions concerning state regulation of abortion. the discretionary exception the court fashions today will also prove vexatious to administer ..... take an account of profits and damages." 165 u.s. at 165 u. s. 518 (emphasis added). the defendant challenged the trial court's alleged "error in holding that the patent was valid, and that it had been infringed." ibid. the circuit court of appeals reversed the decree, rejecting the plaintiff's contention that it could rule only on "whether an ..... is inconsistent with the statutory language and with the legislative intent reflected in that language; that the adverb "significantly" modifies the risk imposed on the woman; that the adverb is "patently not surplusage"; and that the language of the statute "is not susceptible to a construction that does not require the mother to bear an increased medical risk in order to ..... on to address the merits. id. at 343 u. s. 585 . and in smith v. vulcan iron works, 165 u. s. 518 (1897), the district court issued injunctions in two patent cases and referred them to a master for accounting. the court of appeals reversed. this court ruled that the court of appeals had acted properly in deciding the merits, since .....

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Jun 11 1986 (FN)

United States Vs. Mottaz

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jun-11-1986

..... on the judiciary, 97th cong., 1st sess., 90 (1981) (testimony of james w. geriak); cihlar & goldstein, a dialogue about the potential issues in the patent jurisdiction of the court of appeals for the federal circuit, 10 apla q.j. 284 (1982); drabiak, jurisdiction of the new court of appeals for the federal ..... , see, e.g., arenas v. united states, 322 u. s. 419 (1944), and suits involving " the interests and rights of the indian in his allotment or patent after he has acquired it,'" scholder v. united states, 428 f.2d 1123, 1129 (ca9), cert. denied, 400 u.s. 942 (1970), quoting united states v ..... circuit, 73 ill.b.j. 218 (1984); newman, tails and dogs: patent and antitrust appeals in the court of appeals for the federal circuit, 10 apla q.j. 237 (1982) (all discussing the issue in the context of ..... since the "essential features," id. at 237 u. s. 481 , of healy's case involved allegations of patent infringement and a request for the relief characteristically provided by patent law, healy could invoke federal patent law jurisdiction despite the fact that the measure of damages was fixed by contract. respondent now invokes federal jurisdiction only ..... patent appeals that also raise antitrust claims). in particular, we express no opinion on the question whether, since 1295(a)(2) explicitly disclaims federal .....

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Apr 22 1986 (FN)

New York Vs. P. J. Video, Inc.

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Apr-22-1986

..... such pretrial showing in this case. justice marshall, with whom, justice brennan and justice stevens join, dissenting. under new york law, a film depicting specified sexual acts in a patently offensive manner is obscene if "the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that, considered as a whole, its predominant appeal is to the prurient interest in sex ..... person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that considered as a whole, its predominant appeal is to the prurient interest in sex, and (b) it depicts or describes in a patently offensive manner, actual or simulated: sexual intercourse, sodomy, sexual bestiality, masturbation, sadism, masochism, excretion or lewd exhibition of the genitals, and (c) considered as a whole, it ..... describing the five films adequately established probable cause with respect to the second of the three elements of obscenity under the statute, namely, that the movies depicted "in a patently offensive manner" the various kinds of sexual conduct specified in the statute. see n.y. penal law 235.00(1)(b) (mckinney 1980). our review of the affidavits ..... " probable cause standard to review the affidavits submitted in support of the warrant application, the court of appeals stated: "many of the scenes described contain explicit sexual activity, patently offensive by any constitutional standard, but the allegations of the affidavits do not indicate whether they constitute all, most or a few of the scenes page 475 u. s. .....

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Jul 07 1986 (FN)

Bowsher Vs. Synar

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jul-07-1986

..... authority incompatible with article iii status. glidden held that the court of claims and the court of customs and patent appeals were indeed article iii tribunals. with respect to the advisory opinion jurisdiction, justice harlan's opinion for the plurality noted: "the overwhelming majority of the court of claims' business ..... constitution. before the assignments, congress had pronounced the court of claims and the court of customs and patent appeals to be article iii courts, implying that judges on those courts were entitled to article iii benefits. older statutes, however, gave both courts authority to issue advisory opinions, an ..... case had received unfavorable rulings from judges assigned to temporary duty in the district court or court of appeals from the court of claims or the court of customs and patent appeals; they argued that those rulings should be set aside because the judges from the specialized courts did not enjoy the tenure and compensation guaranteed by article iii of the .....

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Jun 09 1986 (FN)

Bowen Vs. American Hosp. Ass'n

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jun-09-1986

..... inappropriateness of the extraordinary deference -- virtually a carte blanche -- requested by the government. the secretary's page 476 u. s. 646 present reading of 504 has evolved only after previous patently erroneous interpretations had been found wanting. [ footnote 34 ] the checkered history of these regulations began in 1982, when the department notified hospitals that they would violate 504 if they "allow ..... . 395, 401 (dc 1983), is belied by the secretary's own decision to provide notice and request comment on the regulations, cf. 5 u.s.c. 553(b), and is patently without merit. to its credit, the dissent does not ultimately rely on either of these arguments. see post at 476 u. s. 657 , n. 9. [ footnote 15 ] just as "[t .....

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Feb 25 1986 (FN)

City of Renton Vs. Playtime theatres

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Feb-25-1986

..... not use their zoning powers as a pretext for suppressing constitutionally protected expression. page 475 u. s. 63 applying this standard to the facts of this case, the ordinance is patently unconstitutional. renton has not shown that locating adult movie theaters in proximity to its churches, schools, parks, and residences will necessarily result in undesirable "secondary effects," or that these problems ..... to restrictions on particular viewpoints, but also to prohibition of public discussion of an entire topic."). moreover, the court's conclusion that the restrictions posed here were viewpoint-neutral is patently flawed. "as a practical matter, the speech suppressed by restrictions such as those involved [here] will almost invariably carry an implicit, if not explicit, message in favor of more relaxed .....

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Jun 25 1986 (FN)

Anderson Vs. Liberty Lobby, Inc.

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Jun-25-1986

..... and claiming that an issue of actual malice was presented by virtue of the fact that, in preparing the articles, bermant had relied on several sources that respondents asserted were patently unreliable. generally, respondents charged that petitioners had failed adequately to verify their information before publishing. respondents also presented evidence that william mcgaw, an editor of the investigator, had told petitioner ..... thoroughly researched and that the facts were obtained from numerous sources. opposing the motion, respondents claimed that an issue of actual malice was presented because the author had relied on patently unreliable sources in preparing the articles. after holding that new york times applied because respondents were limited-purpose public figures, the district court entered summary judgment for petitioners on the .....

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Feb 25 1986 (FN)

New York Vs. Class

Court : US Supreme Court

Decided on : Feb-25-1986

..... cause." united states v. ross, 456 u. s. 798 , 456 u. s. 809 (1982). officer mcnamee's search of respondent's car was clearly without probable cause, and was therefore patently unconstitutional. the court's contrary holding rests not on any reasoning or logic grounded in fourth amendment jurisprudence, but rather on a strained and irrelevant analysis. to substitute for the ..... . 212 (1979). that the search conducted here was substantially more intrusive than an ordinary traffic stop starkly exposes the impropriety of the court's strained effort to sanction mcnamee's patently illegal search by the balancing approach. in united states v. place, 462 u. s. 696 , 462 u. s. 721 (1983), justice blackmun too noted his concern over the "emerging tendency .....

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