Worley v. Tobacco Company
104 U.S. 340 (1881)

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Worley v. Tobacco Company, 104 U.S. 340 (1881)

Worley v. Tobacco Company

104 U.S. 340

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Syllabus

1. Letters patent No. 181,512, granted Aug. 22, 1876, to Christian Worley and Henry McCabe for an improvement in manufacturing plug tobacco are void inasmuch as the improvement herein described was, with the consent of the inventor, in public use for more than two years prior to his application therefor.

2. Egbert v. Lippmann, supra, p. 104 U. S. 333, cited and approved.

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