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Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.

Docket No.: 95-26
Argued: January 8, 1996
Decided: April 23, 1996

Topics:

Amendment 7: Seventh Amendment, Criminal Procedure, Jury Trial, Seventh Amendment, patent, stare decisis

PartyNames: Herbert MARKMAN and Positek, Inc., Petitioners, v. WESTVIEW INSTRUMENTS, INC. and Althon Enterprises, Inc.
Petitioner: Markman
Respondent: Westview Instruments, Inc.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Citation: 52 F.3d 967
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Markman
v.
Westview Instruments, Inc.
517 U.S. 370 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1384134 L.Ed.2d 577 (517 U.S.
Question:

Is the interpretation of a patent's claim, the portion of the patent document that defines the scope of the patentee's rights, a matter of fact to be decided by jurors?

Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 08, 1996

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Westview Instruments, Inc., 0 vote(s) against

Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
2Opinion in Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.