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A costumed Spider-Man character in web-shooting pose. A Tucson inventor who devised a web-shooting toy is no longer entitled to royalties for it, a federal court has ruled.

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Marvel Enterprises Inc. no longer has to pay royalties to the Tucson inventor of a Spider-Man web-shooter, after the patent on the toy expired. A reluctant panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court‘s ruling against Stephen Kimble in a published opinion. Read more» 1