Waxham v. SmithAnnotate this Case
294 U.S. 20 (1935)
U.S. Supreme Court
Waxham v. Smith, 294 U.S. 20 (1935)
Waxham v. Smith
Argued December 4, 1934
Decided January 7, 1935
294 U.S. 20
2. The claim is for a method or process, and not for a machine or the function of a machine. P. 294 U. S. 21.
3. A method, otherwise patentable, is not to be rejected as "functional" merely because the specifications show a machine capable of using it. P. 294 U. S. 22.
4. Infringement of the Smith method is not avoided by use of it, whether more or less efficiently, in an incubator of different structure than Smith's. P. 294 U. S. 23.
70 F.2d 457, affirmed.
Certiorari to review a judgment affirming a judgment of the District Court holding a patent valid and infringed.
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