Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The unlawful sale or use of a patented invention. See 112 Fed. 146, 55 L. R. A. 692, 50 C.C.A. 159.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A breaking into; a trespass or encroachment upon; a violation of a law, regulation, contract or right Used especially of invasions of the rights secured by patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Goodyear Shoe Machinery Co. v. Jackson, 112 Fed. 146, 50 C. C. A. 159, 55 In R. A. 692; Thomson-Houston Electric Co. v. Ohio Brass Co., 80 Fed. 721, 26 C. a A. 107.
    —Contributory infringement. The intentional hiding of one person by another in the unlawful making or selling of a patented invention; usually done by making or selling one part of the patented invention, or one element of the combination, with the intent and purpose of so aiding. Thomson-Houston Electric Co., v. Specialty Co. (C. C.) 72 Fed. 1016; Shoe Mach. Co. v. Jackson, 112 Fed. 146, 50 C. C. A. 159, 55 L R. A. 692; Thomson-Houston Electric Co., v. Ohio Brass Co., 80 Fed. 712, 26 C. C. A. 107; Stud Go. y. O'Brien (a G.) 93 Fed. 203.