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Gottschalk v. Benson
United States Supreme Court
409 U.S. 63, 93 S.Ct. 253, 34 L.Ed.2d 273 (1972)
Benson (applicant/respondent) filed a patent application claiming a process for converting one type of binary code to another through the use of a digital computer. The patent examiner rejected the claims as unpatentable subject matter, but the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) reversed. Gottschalk (petitioner), as the Commissioner of Patents, filed a writ of certiorari, which was granted.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Douglas, J.)
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