U.S. Supreme Court Price v. Kelly, 154 U.S. 669 (1881)
Price v. Kelly
Submitted October 12, 1881
Decided October 25, 1881
154 U.S. 669
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
Affirmed on the facts.
MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case is very imperfectly presented. No one appears for the appellee, and the record is incomplete.
The bill charges the appellee with an infringement of certain letters patent issued to and owned by the appellant. The answer attacks the validity of the patent, and denies the infringement. The court below, without
passing on the other questions, held there was no infringement. The appellee evidently claimed under a patent to himself, which, with the accompanying drawings and certain models, was in evidence. This evidence is not before us. Neither the patent nor the drawings are in the record, and the models have not been brought up. Nor have we been able to find anywhere in the record a satisfactory description of the structure which the appellee uses. The burden of proving the infringement is on the appellant. The necessary proof in this respect has not been made, and
the decree below is consequently