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Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, Inc.

Docket No.: 97-1130
Argued: October 6, 1998
Decided: November 10, 1998

Topics:

35 U.S.C. 102, Economic Activity, patent

Petitioner: Pfaff
Respondent: Wells Electronics, Inc.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Citation: 124 F.3d 1429
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


525 U.S. 55 (1998)
Question:

Does the confirmation of a commercial sale mark the beginning of the one year period inventors have to file for a patent, despite the fact the invention has not been produced?

Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, Inc.
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 06, 1998

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