This note first gives a general background on perpetual motion, because a basic understanding of the subject is helpful in getting a good perspective on the case. Next, the note provides the factual setting of the case leading to the court's decision. Then, the note examines the rationale the court used in reaching its decision. Lastly, the note provides additional insight into the legal problems posed by perpetual motion, both in general and in the In re Newman case in particular.
"In Re Newman: The Federal Circuit Dismantles An Obstacle For Perpetual Motion Patent Applicants,"
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