U.S. Supreme Court
Sewall v. Jones, 91 U.S. 171 (1875)
Sewall v. Jones
91 U.S. 171
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAINE
1. Patents No. 34,928, dated April 8, 1862, and No. 35,274, dated May 13, 1882, issued to Isaac Window for a new and useful improvement in preserving Indian corn, are void for want of novelty.
2. To entitle a party to recover for the violation of a patent, he must be the original inventor not only in relation to the United States, but to other parts of the world.
3. When a patentee recommends in his specifications a particular method, he does not thereby constitute it a portion of his patent.