Report on the patent laws
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Lawson, James A. 'Report on the patent laws'. - Dublin: Society for Promoting Scientific Inquiries into Social Questions, 1851, pp1-31
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I have, at your request, inquired into the state of the Law of Patents in this country, and I now beg to lay before you the result of that inquiry. My attention was particularly directed by you, "to the expense and delay of obtaining a patent; and to the legislative measures which would be necessary to lessen that expense and delay, and at the same time to afford greater security to inventors." I have examined into the British law upon the subject, as compared with the law of other countries; and the suggestions which I have ventured to make, are the result of a comparison of the relative merit of those systems, guided by the opinions pronounced upon them by those who have had practical experience of their working.
Description:Dated 4th February, 1851
Author: Lawson, James A.
Publisher:Society for Promoting Scientific Inquiries into Social Questions
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of the Society for Promoting Scientific Inquiries into Social Questions
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