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5.30.2002

Supreme Court Issues Long Awaited Festo Decision

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On May 28, 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushih Co., Ltd. This decision has broad practical implications for the interpretation of patent claims and determination of the scope of patent protection in both litigation and non-litigation contexts. For potential infringers the Court was, like Rinaldi, a “disappointing audience.” View full article (PDF).