Suit at Law for Infringement of Patent from Civil Case Files 1853 -1912, Civil Case # 1211 Levi Strauss et al vs A.B. Elfelt

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Suit at Law for Infringement of Patent from Civil Case Files 1853 -1912, Civil Case # 1211 Levi Strauss et al vs A.B. Elfelt

Jacob W. Davis was the original and first inventor of a certain new and useful invention in the art of making pantaloons to wit of an improvement in fastening pocket openings which consisted of the employment of metal rivets at each edge of the pocket opening to prevent the ripping of the seams at those points. Jacob W. Davis was a business partner of Levi Strauss. This metal rivets became part of the trademark for Levi Jeans.

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Strauss, Levi, 1829-1902

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Levi Strauss (b. Feb. 26, 1829, Buttenheim, Germany–d. Sept. 26, 1902, San Francisco, CA) was a German-American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm of Levi Strauss & Co. began in 1853 in San Francisco, California....