Sutter v. Robinson
119 U.S. 530 (1886)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Sutter v. Robinson, 119 U.S. 530 (1886)

Sutter v. Robinson

Argued December 9-10, 1886

Decided December 20, 1886

119 U.S. 530

Syllabus

A patentee is not at liberty to insist in the courts upon a construction of his patent which the Patent Office required him to expressly abandon and disavow as the condition of the issue of his patent.

Shepard v. Carrigan,116 U. S. 593, affirmed.

Page 119 U. S. 531

The improvement in the apparatus for resweating tobacco which was patented to Abraham Robinson, June 10, 1819, by Letters Patent No. 21G, 293, consisted in the substitution of a wooden vessel in place of a metallic one for holding the tobacco while being resweated.

Bill in equity for the infringement of letters patent. The case is stated in the opinion of the court.

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