U.S. Supreme Court
Dobson v. Cubley, 149 U.S. 117 (1893)
Dobson v. Cubley
Argued April 10-11, 1893
Decided April 24, 1893
149 U.S. 117
The inventions protected by letters patent No. 203,604, granted to Charles E. Dobson, May 14, 1878, or by letters patent No. 249,321, granted to Henry C. Dobson, November 8, 1881, both for improvements in banjos exhibit patentable novelty, but they are not infringed by instruments constructed according to the specification and claims in letters patent 253,849, granted to Edwin I. Cubley, February 21, 1882.
In equity to prevent the infringement of letters patent. The case is stated in the opinion.