Gunn v. Minton

PETITIONER:Jerry Gunn, et al.
RESPONDENT:Vernon Minton
LOCATION: District Court of Texas, 48th Judicial District

DOCKET NO.: 11-1118
DECIDED BY: Roberts Court (2010-2016)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of Texas

CITATION: 568 US (2013)
GRANTED: Oct 05, 2012
ARGUED: Jan 16, 2013
DECIDED: Feb 20, 2013

Jane Webre – for the respondent
Thomas M. Michel – for the petitioners

Facts of the case

At the beginning of 1990s Vernon Minton, a securities broker in the past, created the Texas Computer Exchange Network. It was a computer program that made it possible for traders to exercise the trade transactions. The company R.M. Stark & Co. leased this software. After more than one year Minton applied for patent and it was approved and issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on January 11, 2000.