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