Woodward Co. v. Hurd
232 U.S. 428 (1914)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Woodward Co. v. Hurd, 232 U.S. 428 (1914)

Woodward Co. v. Hurd

No. 142

Argued December 17, 1913

Decided February 24, 1914

232 U.S. 428

Syllabus

Where the manufacturer of one element of a combination is immune under a decree of the federal court, his customers of that element who use it in connection with the other element to make the completed article covered by the patent are not also immune from suit.

The facts, which involve the construction of a provision of immunity in the decree in a patent case and the rights of parties thereunder, are stated in the opinion.

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