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Kappos v. Hyatt

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Case Term OT 2011
Category Other Cases
Question Presented When an inventor appeals the Patent and Trademark Office’s denial of a patent application, may he introduce new evidence in court that he could have (but did not) present to the Patent Office? If so, is the court nonetheless still required to give deference to the Patent Office’s prior decision?
Lower Court's Decision Yes
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    Outcome - Affirm

    This case was decided on 18 April, 2012.

    Roberts
    Robertsaffirm
    Scalia
    Scaliaaffirm
    Kennedy
    Kennedyaffirm
    Thomas
    Thomasaffirm
    Ginsburg
    Ginsburgaffirm
    Breyer
    Breyeraffirm
    Alito
    Alitoaffirm
    Sotomayor
    Sotomayoraffirm
    Kagan
    Kaganaffirm