Rubber Company v. Goodyear (76 U.S. 788)
APPEAL from the Circuit Court for Rhode Island.
This case involved various questions arising upon the wellknown patent of Charles Goodyear, for what is commonly styled vulcanized India-rubber, and on different surrenders to himself, as also, after his death, to his testamentary executors.
The novelty of Goodyear's invention was also brought into question.
The reader is referred for the case to the statement of it as made in the opinion.
Messrs. Payne, Cushing, Parsons, and Black, for the appellants; Messrs. Stoughton, Ackerman, and Evarts, contra.
Mr. Justice SWAYNE stated the case and delivered the opinion of the court.