Union Paper-Bag Machine Company v. Murphy

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United States Supreme Court

97 U.S. 120

Union Paper-Bag Machine Company  v.  Murphy

APPEAL from the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Missouri.

The Union Paper-Bag Machine Company, assignee of William Goodale, to whom letters-patent No. 24,734, for an improvement in machines for making paper-bags, were issued July 12, 1859, and subsequently extended, brought this suit to restrain Merrick Murphy and R. W. Murphy from infringing said letters. The respondents justified under letters-patent No. 146,774, issued Jan. 27, 1874, to Merrick Murphy.

The court below dismissed the bill, whereupon the complainants appealed here.

The remaining facts are stated, and the respective machines described, in the opinion of the court.

Mr. George Harding for the appellants.

Mr. Samuel S. Boyd, contra.

MR. JUSTICE CLIFFORD delivered the opinion of the court.


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