Hayward v. Andrews - 106 U.S. 672 (1883)
U.S. Supreme Court
Hayward v. Andrews, 106 U.S. 672 (1883)
Hayward v. Andrews
January 15, 1883
106 U.S. 672
1. The assignee of a chose in action cannot proceed in equity to enforce, for his own use, the legal right of his assignors merely upon the ground that he cannot maintain an action at law in his own name. So held where the owner of letters patent assigned them, together with all claims for damages by reason of the previous infringement of them, and the assignee filed his bill to recover such damages.
2. Root v. Railroad Company, 106 U. S. 189, cited and approved.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.