Elizabeth v. Pavement Company

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Elizabeth v. Pavement Company
by Joseph P. Bradley

City of Elizabeth v. American Nicholson Pavement Co., 97 U.S. 126 (1878), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that while the public use of an invention more than one year prior to the inventor's application for a patent normally causes the inventor to lose his right to a patent, there is an exception to this rule for public uses for experimental purposes.

743775Elizabeth v. Pavement Company — SyllabusJoseph P. Bradley
Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

97 U.S. 126

Elizabeth  v.  Pavement Company

APPEAL from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of New Jersey.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

Mr. A. Q. Keasbey and Mr. Charles F. Blake for the appellants.

Mr. Clarence A. Seward and Mr. B. Williamson, contra.

MR. JUSTICE BRADLEY delivered the opinion of the court.



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).

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