Tilghman v. Proctor (102 U.S. 707)
APPEAL from the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Ohio.
This is a suit in equity brought by Richard A. Tilghman, against William Proctor, James Gamble, W. A. Proctor, James N. Gamble, and George H. Proctor, complaining of their infringement of letters-patent No. 11,766, granted to him, bearing date Oct. 3, 1854, and subsequently renewed and extended, for a process for obtaining free fat acids and glycerine from fatty bodies. The answer denies the validity of the letters and the alleged infringement of them. On a final hearing upon the pleadings and proofs, the bill was dismissed, and he appealed. The case is fully stated in the opinion of the court.
Mr. George Harding for the appellant.
Mr. Charles B. Collier and Mr. Matthew H. Carpenter for the appellees.
MR. JUSTICE BRADLEY delivered the opinion of the court.