Dann v. Johnston,
425 U.S. 219 (1976)

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Dann v. Johnston, 425 U.S. 219 (1976)

Dann v. Johnston

No. 74-1033

Argued December 9, 1975

Decided March 31, 1976

425 U.S. 219


Respondent's "machine system for automatic record-keeping of bank checks and deposits," under which checks and deposits are customer-labeled with code categories which are "read," and then processed by a data processor, such as a programmable electronic digital computer, having data storage files and a control system, permitting a bank to furnish a customer with an individual and categorized breakdown of his transactions during the period in question, held unpatentable on grounds of obviousness. 35 U.S.C. § 103. Pp. 425 U. S. 225-230.

502 F.2d 765, reversed and remanded.

MARSHALL, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all Members joined except BLACKMUN and STEVENS, JJ., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Page 425 U. S. 220

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