FOURCO GLASS CO. v. TRANSMIRRA CORP.

No. 310.

353 U.S. 222 (1957)

77 S.Ct. 787

1 L.Ed.2d 786

FOURCO GLASS CO. v. TRANSMIRRA PRODUCTS CORP. ET AL.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 29, 1957.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward S. Irons argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Harold J. Birch.

W. R. Hulbert argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief was William W. Rymer, Jr.


MR. JUSTICE WHITTAKER delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question presented is whether 28 U. S. C. § 1400 (b) is the sole and exclusive provision governing venue in patent infringement actions, or whether that section is supplemented by 28 U. S. C. § 1391 (c).

Section 1400 is titled "Patents and copyrights," and subsection (b) reads:

"(b) Any civil action for patent infringement may be brought...

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