Altvater v. Freeman

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Altvater v. Freeman
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Argued April 19, 1943
Decided May 24, 1943
Full case name Altvater v. Freeman
Citations 319 U.S. 359 (more)
Holding
Although a licensee had maintained payments of royalties, a Declaratory Judgment Act claim of invalidity of the licensed patent still presented a justiciable case or controversy.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Harlan F. Stone
Associate Justices
Owen J. Roberts · Hugo Black
Stanley F. Reed · Felix Frankfurter
William O. Douglas · Frank Murphy
Robert H. Jackson · Wiley B. Rutledge
Case opinions
Majority Douglas

Altvater v. Freeman, 319 U.S. 359 (1943), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States which held that, although a licensee had maintained payments of royalties, a Declaratory Judgment Act claim of invalidity of the licensed patent still presented a justiciable case or controversy.

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  • Maines, Ruanne Neighbour (1949). "Declaratory Judgments: Patent Litigation: Justiciable Controversy". California Law Review. California Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 3. 37 (3): 506–510. JSTOR 3477809. doi:10.2307/3477809. 

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