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Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co.

Docket No.: 00-1543
Certiorari Granted: Jun 18 2001
Argued: January 8, 2002
Decided: May 28, 2002

Topics:

35 U.S.C. 112, Economic Activity, ADA, Civil Procedure, Estoppel, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Title VII, patent, retaliation, untimely filing

PartyNames: Festo Corporation v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd., et al.
Petitioner: Festo Corporation
Respondent: Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Citation: 234 F.3d 558
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Festo Corporation
v.
Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd., et al.
535 U.S. 722 (2002)
Question:

Does a patentee, by narrowing a claim to obtain a patent, surrender all equivalents to the amended claim element?

Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 8, 2002

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 0 vote(s) against

Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co.
2Opinion in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.