Holland v. Shipley
127 U.S. 396 (1888)

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Holland v. Shipley, 127 U.S. 396 (1888)

Holland v. Shipley

No. 249

Argued and submitted April 25, 1888

Decided May 14, 1888

127 U.S. 396

APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO

Syllabus

A patent for a lead-holding tube of a pencil having at the lower end two or more longitudinal slots, a screw thread inside, and a clamping sleeve outside, each part of which, as well as the combination of two or more slots with the sleeve, or of a single slot with the screw thread, has been previously used in such tubes, is void for want of invention.

Page 127 U. S. 397

Bill in equity to restrain alleged infringements of letters patent. Decree dismissing the bill. Complainant appealed. The case is stated in the opinion.

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