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535 U.S. 722 *; 122 S. Ct. 1831 **; 152 L. Ed. 2d 944 ***; 2002 U.S. LEXIS 3818 ****; 62 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1705; 70 U.S.L.W. 4458; 2002 Cal. Daily Op. Service 4539; 2002 Daily Journal DAR 5803; 15 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 320
FESTO CORPORATION, PETITIONER v. SHOKETSU KINZOKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI CO., LTD., ET AL.
Subsequent History: On remand at Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 304 F.3d 1289, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 19734 (Fed. Cir., 2002)
On remand at, Remanded by Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 344 F.3d 1359, 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 19867 (Fed. Cir., 2003)
Prior History: ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT.
Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 234 F.3d 558, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 29979 (Fed. Cir., 2000)
Disposition: Vacated and remanded.
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