Supreme Court sneaks ‘Spider-Man’ references into patent opinion


The Supreme Court managed to sneak a few Spider-Man references into an opinion on Monday about the longevity of a patent for a certain web-slinging toy.

The 29-page opinion in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. found (6-3) that Stephen Kimble, the inventor of a popular Spider-Man toy, can’t keep reeling in Marvel royalties years after his patent ran out. In the ruling, Justice Elana Kagan dropped a web of puns, including that famous line about great power and great responsibility.

Among them:

Stan Lee’s immortal line from Amazing Fantasy #15, which introduced the world to Spider-Man, warned, “With great power there must also come great responsibility.” (The line has also been …

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