Brill v. Washington Ry. Co.
215 U.S. 527 (1910)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Brill v. Washington Ry. Co., 215 U.S. 527 (1910)

Brill v. Washington Railway and Electric Company

No. 66

Argued December lo, 13, 1909

Decided January 17, 1910

215 U.S. 527

Syllabus

Where a decree to which he is privy has established the right of a manufacturer to sell an article, there is force in the argument that such right should be recognized in another suit against his customer and defended by him. Kessler v. Eldred,206 U. S. 285.

Devices used in connection with team railway cars are not patentable

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as new inventions when applied to street railway cars, even though a long time may have elapsed between their first use and their application to streetcars.

Where the claim is very narrow, as in this case, there is little room for the doctrine of equivalents.

30 App.D.C. 255 affirmed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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