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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
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