No. 76-3185.

587 F.2d 982 (1978)

SAFE STOP BRAKE CORPORATION, a Florida Corporation, Appellant, v. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Rehearing Denied December 13, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John H. Oltman (argued), of Oltman & Flynn, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Alfred J. Schweppe (argued), Seattle, Wash., for appellant.

Richard W. Seed, of Seed, Berry, Vernon & Baynham, Seattle, Wash., George E. Frost (argued), of General Motors, Detroit, Mich., for appellee.

Before WRIGHT and GOODWIN, Circuit Judges, and JAMESON, District Judge.


The assignee of a patent sued General Motors for infringement, and appeals from a judgment holding the patent invalid.

The patent-in-suit covers an automobile seat switch activated by pressure. The evidence was in conflict, but there was ample evidence to support the trial court's finding that the GM (Szablowski) seat switch1 anticipated the Safe Stop (Fontaine) seat switch.2 Szablowski...

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