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DETERMINED IN THE

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,

INCLUDING

COPYRIGHT AND TRADE-MARK CASES,

AND A

TABLE OF ALL AMERICAN PATENT, COPYRIGHT, AND
TRADE-MARK CASES WHICH HAVE BEEN CITED,

AFFIRMED, OR REVERSED.

BY

CHARLES SIDNEY WHITMAN,
AUTHOR OF “PATENT LAWS AND PRACTICE OF OBTAINING LETTERS PATENT FOR INVENTIONS."

“The doctrine of Patents may truly be said to constitute the metaphysics

of the law."-STORY.

DALLAS, CRANCH, WHEATON, PETERS, AND HOWARD.

VOLUME I.

WASHINGTON, P. C. ;
W. H. & O. H. MORRISON,

Lan Booksellers and Publishers.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1878, by

W. H. & O. H. MORRISON,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

Thomas McGill & Co., Printers and Stereotypers,

Washington, D. C.

PREFACE.

As the Supreme Court of the United States possesses appellate jurisdiction in all actions arising under the Patent Laws, without regard to the sum in controversy, its adjudications are of paramount importance to those interested in this rapidly-growing branch of our national jurisprudence.

These volumes contain all cases relating to Letters Patent for Inventions, Copyrights, and Trade-marks decided by the Court since its organization, and heretofore only to be found scattered through the volumes comprising the Reports of Dallas, Cranch, Wheaton, Peters, Howard, Black, and Wallace.

The first volume includes all decisions of the Court made prior to the December Term of 1861, and reported in the volumes of Dallas, Cranch, Wheaton, Peters, and Howard. The second comprises all cases contained in the two volumes of Black's Reports and twenty volumes of the Reports of Wallace. It also contains, among other useful addenda, a Table of all American Patent, Copyright, and Trade-mark Cases which have been Cited, Approved, Explained, Doubted, Disapproved, Overruled, or Reversed in the Reports of the Federal and State Courts.

In preparing this Table, the author has endeavored to supply a want which has long been felt, and feels confident that his labors will be appreciated by those who are aware of the difficulties and doubts which arise in examining the adjudicated cases relating to Patents, and who are ready to avail themselves of all means within their reach in reconciling conflicting decisions and settling doubtful questions.

It is believed that this Table will prove an indispensable auxiliary to the Digests, as it will enable the practitioner to ascertain at a glance whether a decision has been Overruled, Doubted, Explained, Qualified, or Affirmed, and to trace a principle through the books from its origin to its latest development.

It is proposed to issue a third volume as soon as a sufficient number of cases have been decided to justify its publication, to which will be added an Appendix, containing explanatory notes on all Patent, Copyright, and Trade-mark cases decided by the Court since its organization.

CHARLES SIDNEY WHITMAN.

WASHINGTON, D. C., 1878.

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