Tb.eaefendants insist, ,also,thattMy \vere, 'by theterms of the con· tractitse}f, to deal only with infringements and royalties, and that thepla,intffi, had no interest in the patent left to him beyond his one· fourth'share in what lllight be realized from royalties, .as such, and from infringements. The collection of royalties and suing of infringers were alone expressly provided for as things to be done by the defendants;but,.in additiohl they were generally to "so man· age the same"-'-that is,the. patent-++-as they might deem best for the interest. of all. These water systems could not be put in but under, or by infringement of, this patent. As they held it, they could not be infringers of it, and putting in the systems by them while they so held it mhstihave been under' it, and a part of their management of it. This' seems to' be a 'part "of the business aforesaid," one·fourth of the net proceeds' of which was to be paid to the plaintiff. Let a decree be entered for an account.
NEW DEPARTURE ,BELL CO. v. HARDWARE SPECIALTY CO. (Oircuit Oourt, D. New Jersey. June 5, 1894.)
P4 TEN'l'S.,.,..QRoss Bu,t IN SUI:T' FOR. INFRINGE}IENT. In 8.$uit to.restrilin infi:lngement of certain patents, a cross bill alleged thatdetendant owned ''Pdt'll' patents, which complainant infringed, and praylld·an inJpnctionanq, aecouilt. Italso alleged that the patents of com· de.fendant,[w!'We interfering patents, andllrayed that com· plaillant's J;lateI)tsbe and it prayed that damages for the allegediilfringeinents be Held, that the cross bill must be stricken out, on motiOn, as' Dot the subject of the 'original tiill.
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This was asqit by New Departure BeJI Company against the Hardware Specialty Company for ip.fringement of patents. Defendant answered bUl, an9 .a1so a, cross bill. Oomplainant moved tne. cross bill·. to strike. J. J.Jennings,for the motion. J. C. Clayton, opposed. GREEN, DistrictJudge. The original bill of complaint was filed to enjoin the infringement by the defendant of letters patent No. 456,056, dated July 14, 1891, and letters patent No. 471,982, dated March 29, J.892.The defendant has duly answered the bill of com· plaint, setting up various defenses to the suit; and it has also filed a cross bill, in which it is alleged that it also owns certain patents, which antedate the patents of the complainant, and which the complainant is guilty of infringing, and prays an injunction and ac· count. It also alleges that the patents of the complainant and of itself are interf.ering patents" and prays, under the statute in such case made and:provided, that there maybe a decree declaring the patents of theoomplainant void for the whole territory of the United and, fin.allY,: that whate-v-er"darilages it may receive against the complainant becauseof:itsinfringement of the last-named patents may beset off against any damages which the complainant may "ecover against it for its alleged infringement. The cross billalsQ.
GEORGE FROST CO. V. SILVERMANN.
GEORGE FROST CO. et al. v. SILVERMANN et aL (Circuit Court, W. D. Pennsylvania. May 31, 1894.)
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A patent for a stocking supporter consisting of a strip of elastic webbing extending partially around the limb, and having its two ends connected by a loop of cord, which renders freely through its connections with the ends of the webbing, and to which is attached a clasp to hold the garment to be supported, is infringed by a device which differs only in the substitution of a chain loop for the loop of cord, and in allowing the clasp to render freely on the loop, instead of being rigidly fixed thereto, as in the patent The Brown patent, No. 210,666, for an improvement in stocking supporters, construed, and held valid and infringed.
This was a suit by the George l!'rost Company and Mary G. Brown against William Silvermann and others for infringement of patents. Complainants moved for a preliminary injunction. Frederick P. Fish, for complainants. H. A. Seymour, for defendants. ACHESON, Circuit Judge. The plaintiffs sue for infringement of letters patent No. 210,666, dated December 10, 1878, granted to F. Barton Brown, for an improvement in stocking supporters. The patent shows and describes a garter consisting of a strip of elastic webbing extending partially around the limb, and having its two ends connected by a loop of cord which renders freely through its