Moore v. United States,
249 U.S. 487 (1919)

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Moore v. United States, 249 U.S. 487 (1919)

Moore v. United States

No. 278

Argue March 21, 1919

Decided April 14, 1919

249 U.S. 487


The Act of June 25, 1910, c. 423, 36 Stat. 851, allowing compensation from the United States for use of patented inventions, provides that it shall not apply to any device discovered or invented by a government employee "during the time of his employment or service." Held that this prevents recovery where the invention was completed during such service although in the hours when the inventor was not actually on duty.

52 Ct.Clms. 532 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 249 U. S. 488

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