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Anyone Know Why Esterbrook Was Sued By Morse Fountain Pen Co?


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 00:04

I found a reference to a case where Esterbrook admitted infringing a patent of Morse Fountain Pen Co., federal case number 9,862, sometime before 1881.  

 

Does anyone know anything about this case? What did they infringe? What patents did Morse have before 1881?


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:06

see if this answers your question



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 13:44

Wow! Does it ever. Thanks!  I'm wondering if this Morse has any relation to the later Morse. 

 

The suit also brings in several other interesting characters including John Turner who was running Warrington at the time, but it nowhere mentions that Turner was working for Esterbrook not that long ago. Hmmmm. 

 

Here it is from the beginning of the description. 

 

This was a busy time for Esterbrook's lawyers. In 1868 they lost a case for trade mark infringement to Washington Medallion, and in 1869 lost this to Morse for patent infringement. 


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