Definitions

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  • adj. Not a staple good.
  • n. Anything that is not a staple, such as a luxury.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ staple

Examples

  • If Republican State Senator Ronda Storms gets her way, Florida residents may soon be prohibited from purchasing "nonstaple, unhealthy foods" like chips, cookies and soda with funds they receive from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP

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  • The majority's attempted limitation of the staple / nonstaple inquiry to one mere component of the optical disc drives sold by Quanta (1) requires an inappropriate factual finding, as neither did the district court find nor does the record presented to us on appeal demonstrate that Quanta's optical disc drives include a wholly separable infringing component; and (2) would eliminate the §

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  • "sells" potassium nitrate, and Block's attempted limitation of the staple / nonstaple inquiry to that mere ingredient would eliminate the § 271 (c) - mandated inquiries relating to whether what was actually sold was a material part of the invention and whether the seller knew that what was actually sold was especially made or adapted for use in infringement of the patent.

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