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ACS Hospital Systems, Inc. v. Montefiore Hospital
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
732 F.2d 1572, 221 U.S.P.Q. 929 (1984)
ACS Hospital Systems, Inc. (ACS) (plaintiff) held a patent on a means of override switching for use in television-rental systems. ACS brought an infringement action against Montefiore Hospital (defendant) in federal district court. The court found that ACS’s patent was invalid on the ground of obviousness because of the heavy use of override switches in the prior art. ACS appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Smith, J.)
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