Intellectual Property Keyed to Merges
The Incandescent Lamp Patent
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The Electric Company (Plaintiff) filed suit against McKeesport (Defendant) to recover damages for the infringement of letters patent issued to the Electro-Dynamic Light Company, assignee of Sawyer and Man, for an electric light. The defendants justified their actions under certain patents issued to Thomas Edison, denied their novelty and utility and claimed that they had been fraudulently and illegally obtained. The circuit court held the patent to be invalid and dismissed. Plaintiff appealed.
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