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Egbert v. Lippmann
United States Supreme Court
104 U.S. 333 (1881)
Egbert (plaintiff), the assignee of a patent claiming corset springs invented by Barnes, sued Lippmann (defendant) for infringement. Lippmann argued that Barnes had publicly disclosed his invention for more than two years prior to filing the patent application, rendering the patent invalid. After hearing testimony on the matter, the trial court found for Lippmann. Egbert appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Woods, J.)
Dissent (Miller, J.)
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