List of United States patent law cases
This is a list of notable patent law cases in the United States in chronological order. The cases have been decided notably by the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for t...
Apple Inc. litigation
The multinational technology corporation Apple Inc. has been a participant in various legal proceedings and claims since it began operation and, like its competitors and peers, engages in litigation i...
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Doctrine of the General Talking Pictures Case
The Doctrine of the General Talking Pictures Case (or General Talking Pictures doctrine) is based on the decision of the United States Supreme Court in General Talking Pictures Corp. v. Western Electr...
Lockwood v. American Airlines, Inc.
Lockwood v. American Airlines, Inc, 107 F.3d 1565 (Fed Cir. 1997) was a case for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in which Lawrence B. Lockwood sued American Airlines, Inc f...
Continental Paper Bag Co. v. Eastern Paper Bag Co.
Continental Paper Bag Co. v. Eastern Paper Bag Co., 210 U.S. 405 (1908), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States established the principle that patent holders have no obligation t...
Brookfield Communications, Inc. v. West Coast Entertainment Corp.
The case Brookfield Communications, Inc. v. West Coast Entertainment Corporation 174 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 1999), heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, established that trad...
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Fonar v. General Electric
Fonar v. General Electric was a case decided in 1997 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit concerning source code and the disclosure requirement for software patents.
Fonar...
AT&T Corp. v. Excel Communications, Inc.
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Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership
Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership, 564 U.S. ___ (2011), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that the patent-in-reexamination is still valid without any exceptions under ...
Gottschalk v. Benson
Gottschalk v. Benson, 409 U.S. 63 (1972) was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that a process claim directed to a numerical algorithm, as such, was not patentable because...
United States v. Glaxo Group Ltd.
United States v. Glaxo Group Ltd., 410 U.S. 52 (1973), is a decision of the United States Supreme Court in which the Court held that (1) when a patent is directly involved in an antitrust violation, t...
Compco Corp. v. Day-Brite Lighting, Inc.

Day-Brite obtained a design patent on a lighting fixture, a cross-ribbed reflector for fluorescent light tubes. Compco’s predecessor copied the fixture and sold it in competition against Day-Brit...
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LizardTech, Inc. v. Earth Resource Mapping, Inc.
Lizardtech, Inc. v. Earth Res. Mapping, Inc., 424 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. October 4, 2005). is a Federal Circuit case. LizardTech sued Earth Resource Mapping (ERM) for patent infring...
United States v. General Electric Co.
United States v. General Electric Co. is a 1926 decision of the United States Supreme Court holding (per Chief Justice Taft) that a patentee who has granted a single license to a competitor to manufac...
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Rambus Inc. v. Nvidia
Rambus Inc. v. NVIDIA Corporation was a patent infringement case heard in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In 2008, Rambus Inc. initially filed a complaint acc...
United States v. Univis Lens Co.
United States v. Univis Lens Co. , 316 U.S. 241 (1942), is a decision of the United States Supreme Court explaining the exhaustion doctrine and applying it to find an antitrust violation because Univi...
Eolas
Eolas ([ˈoːl̪ˠəsˠ], meaning "Knowledge"; bacronym: "Embedded Objects Linked Across Systems") is a United States technology company founded in 1994 by sole employee Michael David Doyle. His University ...
In re Sherwood
In re Sherwood was a case decided in 1980 by the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. It dealt with a patent regarding the analysis of seismological data.
In 1975, John Sherwood file...
KSR v. Teleflex
KSR Int'l Co. v. Teleflex, Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007), is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States concerning the issue of obviousness as applied to patent claims.
Teleflex, Inc. sued K...
Warner-Jenkinson Company, Inc. v. Hilton Davis Chemical Co.
Warner-Jenkinson Company, Inc. v. Hilton Davis Chemical Co., 520 U.S. 17 (1997), was a United States Supreme Court decision in the area of patent law, affirming the continued vitality of the doctrine ...
Schillinger v. United States

A patent issued to John J. Schillinger for an improvement in concrete pavement. Later, the Architect of the Capitol invited proposals for a concrete pavement in the capitol grounds, and entered i...
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Graham v. John Deere Co.
Graham v. John Deere Co., 383 U.S. 1 (1966), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court clarified the nonobviousness requirement in United States patent law, set forth in 35 U.S.C. §...
Eli Lilly & Co. v. Medtronic, Inc.
Eli Lilly (July 8, 1838 – June 6, 1898) was an American soldier, pharmaceutical chemist, industrialist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical corporation. Lilly en...
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Dann v. Johnston
Dann v. Johnston, 425 U.S. 219 (1976), is a decision of the United States Supreme Court on the patentability of a claim for a business method patent.
The business method at issue in Johnston was c...
Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., 517 U.S. 370 (1996), is a United States Supreme Court case on whether the interpretation of patent claims is a matter of law or a question of fact. An issue desi...