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-Bonito Boats: No patent filed for the utilitarian or design aspects of the hull or manufacturing process (sprayed-fiberglass mold) by which the finished boats were produced.
 
-Bonito Boats: No patent filed for the utilitarian or design aspects of the hull or manufacturing process (sprayed-fiberglass mold) by which the finished boats were produced.
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-After 6 years of production, a Florida statute prohibited the use of a direct molding process to duplicate unpatented boat hulls, and the sale of them.
 
-After 6 years of production, a Florida statute prohibited the use of a direct molding process to duplicate unpatented boat hulls, and the sale of them.
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-Bonito Boats filed action against Thunder Craft for violation of the Florida statute.
 
-Bonito Boats filed action against Thunder Craft for violation of the Florida statute.
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-Conclusion: dismissed due to confliction with federal patent law, therefore the Supremacy Clause rules federal patent law higher than state law.
 
-Conclusion: dismissed due to confliction with federal patent law, therefore the Supremacy Clause rules federal patent law higher than state law.

Latest revision as of 21:45, 20 January 2011

-Bonito Boats: No patent filed for the utilitarian or design aspects of the hull or manufacturing process (sprayed-fiberglass mold) by which the finished boats were produced.

-After 6 years of production, a Florida statute prohibited the use of a direct molding process to duplicate unpatented boat hulls, and the sale of them.

-Bonito Boats filed action against Thunder Craft for violation of the Florida statute.

-Conclusion: dismissed due to confliction with federal patent law, therefore the Supremacy Clause rules federal patent law higher than state law.