St. Germain v. Brunswick
135 U.S. 227 (1890)

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St. Germain v. Brunswick, 135 U.S. 227 (1890)

St. Germain v. Brunswick

No. 257

Argued and submitted April 11, 1890

Decided April 28, 1890

135 U.S. 227

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

Syllabus

The application of an old process, or machine or apparatus to a similar or analogous subject, with no change in the manner of application, and no result substantially distinct in its nature, will not sustain a patent,

Page 135 U. S. 228

although the new form of result may not have before been contemplated.

Letters patent No 72,969, granted to Emanuel Brunswick, January 7, 1868, for a revolving cue rack, are void for want of novelty.

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