Hollard Furniture v. Perkins Glue (277 U.S. 245, 1928 May 14)

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[PRODUCT, PROCESS] {1} We take it, as the respondent argues, that product patents or patents of compositions of matter are distinct from patents of the process by which the product may be produced. The former, if sufficiently described, may exist and be sustained independently of the latter. Rubber Company v. Goodyear, 9 Wall. 788; Leeds Catlin Co. v. Victor Talking Machine Co., 213 U.S. 301, 318. Hence any narrowing of process claims is not necessarily a narrowing of product claims.


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