Commercial Manufacturing Co. v. Fairbank Canning Co.
135 U.S. 176 (1890)

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Commercial Manufacturing Co. v. Fairbank Canning Co., 135 U.S. 176 (1890)

Commercial Manufacturing Company v. Fairbank Canning Company

No. 253

Argued and submitted April 11, 1890

Decided April 21, 1890

135 U.S. 176

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

Syllabus

Reissued letters patent No. 10,137, granted June 13, 1882, to the Commercial Manufacturing Company, Consolidated, for an improvement in treating animal fats, the original patent, No. 146,012, having been granted December 30, 1873, to Hippolyte Mege, as inventor, expired by the expiration in April, 1876, of a Bavarian patent, and in May, 1876, of an Austrian patent, granted to Mege for the same invention.

The question of the identity of the United States patent with the Bavarian and the Austrian patents considered.

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