On last Saturday, the 9th, a very important patent case was decided before Judge Nelson, in this city. The plaintiffs were Tyler : Pendleton, vs. F. Hyde arid others, tor an infringement of the patent for Tyler's Cotton Press. A verdict of $11,125 was given for the plaintiffs. PlaintiffT. obtained-'a patent for a machine for pressing cotton, the principle of which was two levers acting* by means of the segments of a circle immediately on the top of the cylinder and the platen. It was contended that d fendants infringed the patent by making some machines on the same principle, and sending them to Mobile, where they are in operation, to the injury of plaintiffs. The machines made by defendants have two sets of levers, the rods, in each case, being half the lengths of plaintiffs.
This article was originally published with the title "Important Patent Case—Hay and Cotton Press"