Essex Razor Blade Corp. v. Gillette Safety Razor Co.
299 U.S. 94 (1936)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Essex Razor Blade Corp. v. Gillette Safety Razor Co., 299 U.S. 94 (1936)

Essex Razor Blade Corp. v. Gillette Safety Razor Co.

No. 21

Argued October 15, 16, 1936

Decided November 9, 1936

299 U.S. 94

Syllabus

Patent No. 1,633,739, to Gaisman, Claims 1 and 2, for a safety razor blade

"having a noncircular opening substantially centrally disposed to retain the blade in shaving relation to a guard member, said blade having means spaced from said opening to cooperate with a clamping member to retain the latter in shaving relation to the blade independent of the guard member,"

held void for want of invention.

83 F.2d 541 reversed; 13 F.Supp. 505 affirmed.

Certiorari, 298 U.S. 649, to review the reversal of a decree dismissing a bill to enjoin alleged infringement of patent.

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