No. 22.

161 U.S. 10 (1896)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 8, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Conrad for appellants.

Mr. J.H. Miller, (with whom was Mr. L.T. Michener on the brief,) for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE GRAY, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

A recapitulation of the principles heretofore affirmed by this court, touching the liability of the United States, and of their officers and agents, to suit in the judicial tribunals, will go far towards disposing of this case.

It should be premised that our law differs from that of England as to the right of the government to use, without compensation, an invention for which it...

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