(1875) 19 Eq 462
Court of Appeal of England and Wales
Printing and Numerical Registering Co v Sampson (1875) 19 Eq 462 is an English contract law and patent case. It is most notable for strong advocacy of the principle of freedom of contract put forward by Sir George Jessel MR. The strict principles expressed were mostly abandoned over the 20th century, as summarised by Lord Denning MR in George Mitchell (Chesterhall) Ltd v Finney Lock Seeds Ltd.
A contract to sell all future rights on a patent was challenged as being contrary to public policy.
Sir George Jessel MR held that the contract was valid and remarked,