Kewanee Oil v. Bicron (416 U.S. 470, 1974 May 13)

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[USEFUL] {1} The productive effort thereby fostered will have a positive effect on society through the introduction of new products and processes of manufacture into the economy, and the emanations by way of increased employment and better lives for our citizens. In return for the right of exclusion - this "reward for inventions", Universal Oil Co. v. Globe Co., 322 U.S. 471, 484 (1944) - the patent laws impose upon the inventor a requirement of disclosure.

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