299 F2d 573 Sweetwater Rug Corp v. J & C Bedspread Company
299 F.2d 573
SWEETWATER RUG CORP. and Cobble Bros. Machinery Co., Inc., Plaintiffs-Appellants,
J. & C. BEDSPREAD COMPANY, Inc., Defendant-Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit.
Argued February 5, 1962.
Decided February 23, 1962.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; William B. Herlands, Judge.
Plaintiffs appeal from a judgment dismissing their action for a declaratory judgment.
Harry Price, New York City, for plaintiffs-appellants.
George E. Faithfull, New York City, Ernest P. Rogers and Thomas C. Shelton, Atlanta, Ga., for defendant-appellee. Davis, Hoxie, Faithfull & Hapgood, New York City, and Smith, Kilpatrick, Cody, Rogers & McClatchey, Atlanta, Ga., of counsel.
Before SWAN, WATERMAN and MARSHALL, Circuit Judges.
Plaintiffs' action sought (1) a declaration that two United States patents issued to Joseph K. McCutcheon are invalid and not infringed; (2) an order restraining defendant from threatening or issuing warning notices to the trade or to customers or suppliers or associates of plaintiffs; and (3) an accounting for damages and profits. Defendant moved to dismiss the action for lack of an indispensable party, namely, the patentee. In a well reasoned opinion Judge Herlands granted the motion.
The judgment is affirmed on the opinion below, 198 F.Supp. 941.