Shenfield v. Nashawannuck Mfg. Co.
137 U.S. 56 (1890)

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Shenfield v. Nashawannuck Mfg. Co., 137 U.S. 56 (1890)

Shenfield v. Nashawannuck Manufacturing Company

No. 19

Argued October 21, 1890

Decided November 3, 1890

137 U.S. 56

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

In view of the previous condition of the art, the claim patented to Abraham Shenfield by letters patent No. 169,855, dated November 9, 1875, for an improvement in suspender button straps, involved no invention.

Page 137 U. S. 57

This was an appeal from a decree of the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York dismissing with costs appellant's bill of complaint filed for infringement of letters patent granted to him, dated November 9, 1875, No. 169,855, for an improvement in "suspender button straps." The cause was heard upon the pleadings and proofs. The opinion by Shipman, J., will be found reported in 27 F. 808.

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