Hoover Company v. Coe,
325 U.S. 79 (1945)

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Hoover Company v. Coe, 325 U.S. 79 (1945)

Hoover Company v. Coe

No. 486

Argued March 5, 1945

Decided April 30, 1945

325 U.S. 79


1. A federal district court has jurisdiction of a Suit under R.S. § 4915 to review a decision of the Board of Appeals of the Patent Office rejecting a claim as not reading on the disclosure in the application for a patent. Pp. 325 U. S. 80, 325 U. S. 83.

Jurisdiction is not defeated by the fact that an adjudication favorable to the applicant might not conclude all possible questions as to the applicant's right to a patent.

2. The right of the applicant in such case to sue under R.S. § 4915 is supported by the language of the statute, its legislative history, administrative practice, and judicial construction. Pp. 325 U. S. 80, 325 U. S. 84.

3. Hill v. Wooster, 132 U. S. 693, distinguished. P. 325 U. S. 89.

144 F.2d 514, reversed.

Page 325 U. S. 80

Certiorari, 323 U.S. 697, to review the affirmance of a judgment dismissing a suit against the Commissioner of Patents under R.S. § 4915.

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