Court Case: 1905 Chaffee vs. Selchow et al.
Gist - Eugene H. Munger was creator of game "Flinch" not A. J. Patterson who successfully commercialized it.
1893 - Eugene H. Munger invented game he named "Flinch"
1894 - Munger negotiated with Selchow & Righter to market and sell game
- Black box with name "Flinch" was printed, cards from Munger
- venter not successful
1901 - A. J. Patterson, "a member of Beecher & Kymer, ... became acquainted with the game of Flinch and tried unsuccessfully to discovery who had it for sale. Thereupon Beecher & Kymer began to manufacture and sell the game, and in 1902 registered the name "Flinch" as their trademark."
- Patterson not named specifically in suit, but without a doubt he is the "member" referenced.
1902 - Munger entered into negotiations to sell game to Beecher & Kymer, but died...