Quiz of the day — name this case

Can you name the case for the quote that appears below:

In taking this step we are moved, to some extent, by the fact that the doctrine has been shown not to proceed from its purported well-springs. Even so, we would leave it undisturbed were it not the product of an essentially illogical distinction unwarranted by, and at odds with, the basic purposes of the patent system and productive of a range of undesirable results from the harshly inequitable to the silly.


Answer below the break


Application of Tarczy-Hornoch, 397 F.2d 856 (C.C.P.A. 1968) (Judge Rich writing for the CCPA with respect to the ill-fated “function of the machine” doctrine).

Application of Tarczy-Hornoch was decided concurrently with Application of Bekey, 397 F.2d 871, 158 U.S.P.Q. 260 (C.C.P.A. 1968).

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