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Civil Procedure Keyed to Spencer
Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
Citation:517 U.S. 370 (1996)
Plaintiff owned a patent that described a system that monitored the status of clothing throughout a drycleaning operation. Defendant developed a product that recorded the inventory of receivables by tracking the inventory and transaction totals within a drycleaning operation. Plaintiff filed a patent infringement action against Defendant. The jury decided in favor of Plaintiff, but the District Court decided in favor of Defendant based on its conflicting interpretation of the term “inventory.”
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