Cluett v. Claflin
140 U.S. 180 (1891)

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Cluett v. Claflin, 140 U.S. 180 (1891)

Cluett v. Claflin

No. 174

Submitted April 21, 1891

Decided May 11, 1891

140 U.S. 180

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

Letters patent No. 156,880, granted November 17, 1874, to Robert Cluett for an improvement in shirts are void for want of invention.

This was a bill in equity to recover for the infringement of letters patent No. 156,880, granted November 17, 1874, to Robert Cluett for an improvement in shirts. In his specification, the patentee stated the object of his invention to be

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