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CARDINAL CHEMICAL CO. v. MORTON INT'L, INC.

Docket No.: 92-114
Argued: March 3, 1993
Decided: May 17, 1993

Topics:

Judicial Power, Mootness, Article I, abuse of discretion, patent, property rights

PartyNames: CARDINAL CHEMICAL CO. et al. v. MORTONINTERNATIONAL, INC.
Petitioner: Cardinal Chemical Co. Et Al.
Respondent: Mortoninternational, Inc.

Citation: 959 F. 2d 948
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Cardinal Chemical Co. Et Al.
v.
Mortoninternational, Inc.
508 U.S. 83 (1993)
Other Citations: (113 S.Ct. 1967, 124 L.Ed.2d 1)
Question:

Can a federal court, with exclusive jurisdiction over all federal appeals concerning patent litigation, use its finding that a patent has not been infringed as a per se justification for upholding the validity of the disputed patents themselves?

CARDINAL CHEMICAL CO. v. MORTON INT'L, INC.
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 3, 1993

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Cardinal Chemical, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Majority: unanimous
Concurring: Scalia,Souter,post,p
Opinion By:

CARDINAL CHEMICAL CO. v. MORTON INT'L, INC.
Case Documents

1Opinion in CARDINAL CHEMICAL CO. v. MORTON INT'L, INC.
2Opinion in CARDINAL CHEMICAL CO. v. MORTON INT'L, INC.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.