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TREATISES ON THE LAW OF PATENTS.
An Essay on the Law of Patents for New Inventions, to which are prefixed two chapters on the General History of Monopolies, and on their introduction and progress in England to the time of the interregnum, with an Appendix containing copies of the Caveat, Petition, Oath, and other Formula, with an Arranged Catalogue of all the Patents granted from January 1800 to the present time. Second Edition. By John Dyer Collier. London: 1803. This work consists of 200 pages, large 8vo., with an Appendix of 116 pages.
The Law and Practice of Patents for Inventions. By William Hands, Gent., one of the Solicitors of the Court of Chancery. London : 1808. This is a small volume of 148 pages, 8vo.
A Collection of the most important Cases respecting Patents of Invention, and the Rights of Patentees which have been decided since the Statute for the restriction of Monopolies, followed by some Practical Observations. By John Davies. 1816. This is a work in high estimation, and is often cited in the following trea
tise. It is a volume of 452 pages, large 8vo, 415 of which are occupied by reports of cases, and the remainder by the practical observations of the author.
A Practical Treatise on the Law of Patents for Inventions and of copyright. By Richard Godson. London : 1823. Mr. Godson was the first English author who arranged the Patent Laws
in the form of a methodical digested treatise. His work consists of 452 pages 8vo., 201 of which are occupied by his introduction on the subject of monopolies, and his digest of the jurisprudence on patents. The remainder is occupied with the law of copyright, legal proceedings in patent and copyright cases, and an appendix containing forms, and the
act of 21 James I., c. 3, (1623,) commonly called the Statute of Monopolies.
A Supplement to a Practical Treatise on the Law of Patents for Inventions, with Suggestions of many Alterations in that law, and an Abstract of the Laws in force in America, Spain, Austria, Netherlands and France, By Richard Godson, M. P. Barrister at Law. London : 1832. This publication brings the digest of cases to 1832, and contains some cases not reported elsewhere.
An Analysis of the Law of Patents. By Robert Richard Rankin. London : 1824. This is a small but valuable treatise of 117 pages, 12mo.
A Practical Treatise of the Law of Patents for Inventions. By Edward Holroyd, Esq. Barrister at Law, Commissioner of Bankrupts. London : 1830. This work consists of 219 pages, large 8vo, 188 being text, and 31 of Ap
Repertory of the Arts. London. This periodical gives a list of patents granted, and publishes some of the
Specifications, with occasional reports of patent cases. It will be found to be cited for reports of some of the cases mentioned in the following work.
An Essay on the Law of Patents for New Inventions. By Thomas Green Fessenden, Counsellor at Law. Second Edition. Boston: 1822. This work consists of 425 pages, 8vo., and embraces the English and Amer.
ican decisions down to the time of its publication ; arranged and digested in the order of the Sections of the act of Congress of Feb. 21, 1793. Mr. Fessenden has an interesting introduction of some length on the progress and importance of the useful arts.
Letter to the Secretary of State transmitting a list of all Patents granted by the United States; the Acts of Congress relating thereto, and the decisions of the Courts of the United States under the same. January 13, 1831. This is a report by Doct. Thomas P. Jones, made to the Secretary of State
in pursuance of a resolution of the House of Representatives, April 2, 1830. The author of this report was formerly Superintendant of the Patent Office, and is scientifically and practically skilled in the subject of useful arts and inventions, and familiar with the law and practice on the subject of patents.
Journal of the Franklin Institute. Philadelphia. Edited by Thomas P. Jones, M. D. In this Journal, Dr. Jones gives a list of Patents granted, some of the
Specifications at length; and remarks upon the patents, with occasional reports of patent cases, and communications relating to the subject of Patent rights.
Traité des Brevets D’Invention, &c. A Treatise concerning Patents for Inventions, for Improvements and for Importations, [inventions introduced from abroad) followed by an Appendix, containing the Laws and regulations enacted in France, an abstract of the English Legislation ; the Laws of the United States and of Spain. By Augustin Charles Renouard, Advocate of the Court Royal of Paris. Paris : 1825. This is the most elaborate work on Patents that has been published in
France, which has come to my knowledge. The treatise consists of 417 pages, 8vo., and the Appendix of 84 pages. It has not, to my knowledge, been translated into English. It will be found to be frequently cited in the following treatise.
De La Legislation et de la Jurisprudence, &c. Of the Legislation and the Jurisprudence concerning Patents for Inventions, Improvements and Importations. By Theodore Regnault. Paris: 1825, 8vo.
The French Law and Practice of Patents, for Inventions, Improvements, and Importations. By A. Perpigna, A. M. L. B., Barrister in the Royal Court of Paris, Member of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, &c. Paris : 1832. This is the title of the work in English, published by the author in France.
It consists of 142 pages, large 8vo., and is a very useful practical treatise on the French Patent Laws for English and American inventors, who wish to become acquainted with those Laws, for whose use it is particularly designed. The work has been reprinted in the “ Law Library," published in Philadelphia, and makes a part of the fourth volume of that collection. Law of Patent Inventions. By Blanc de St. Bonnet. Treatise on Patents. By Cochaud.
The Law of Patents for Inventions, familiarly explained for the use of Inventors and Patentees. By W. Carpmael. London: 1832. Second Edition, 1836. The contents of this work are arranged under the following heads, viz.
Patents, Caveats, Proceedings in taking out Patents, the Specification, the Act of 5 and 6 W. IV, c. 83. (1835) and observations upon it, an Ana. lysis of, and Remarks upon British Patents, Legal Proceedings upon Patents, and Observations upon Patent Laws and the manner of trying Patent causes, with a very full Appendix of Forms. It consists of 128 pages, large 8vo. The author's remarks upon the application of a principle on the subject of a patent, constitute a valuable part of his work.
Report from the Select Committee, on the Law relating to Patents for Inventions, ordered by the House of Commons to be printed June 12th, 1829. This Report consists of 260 closely printed pages, folio, of which 160 com.
prise the statements of twenty different persons, barristers at law, engineers, manufacturers, and clerks employed in the patent department, and persons conversant with the practice of taking out patents, viz. John Taylor, Davies Gilbert, John Farey, Mr. Dyer, Mark Isambard Brunel, Arthur Aikin, Charles Few, Francis Abbott, William Newlon, Moses Poole, Joseph Merry, Samuel Morton, Samuel Clegg, John Millington, Walter Henry Wyatt, John Macarthy, Benjamin Rotch, John Isaac Haw
kins, Arthur Howe Holdsworth, and Thomas Aspinwall. The Statements of Mr. John Farey and Mr. Benjamin Rotch are very full
on the subject of the defects in the British patent law, and the difficulties of sustaining a patent in trials at law. The remaining part of the Report is an Appendix furnished by Mr. John Farey, who appears to be thoroughly acquainted with the British and other patent laws, and the practice in taking out patents, and the trials of patent causes. pendix comprises the British legislation on Patents, general and special, down to 1829 ; reports of the most important patent causes in the English courts; and the legislation on this same subject in France, the Netherlands, Austria, and Spain. The work contains a great body of practical information on patent laws and the practice under them. It is cited in various places in the following treatise, and in some instances in the earlier part by mistake, as a report of 1832 instead of 1829.
LIST OF CASES.
Ames v. Howard, 250, 329, 367, 1 Clements v. Goulding, 382. 309, 370, 450, 451.
Crosley v. Beverley, 229, 238, 273, Arkwright v. Nightingale, 240, 292. 446, 449.
Cutting and others, Ex'rs. of FulAttorney Gen. v. Taylor, 402. ton v. Myers, 387, 388. Bainbridge v. Wigley, 223, 226, Dawson v. Follen, 164, 180. 255.
Dilly v. Doig, 452. Barrett v. Hall, 62, 66, 68, 100, 211, Dixon v. Mayor, 66, 67, 268, 270,
212, 213, 216, 224, 235, 236, 249, 359, 37, 407, 410, 414, 419.
Dyer ex parte, 419.
Earle v. Sawyer, 81, 111, 228, 293, Beck ex parte, 327.
444. Bedford v. Hunt, 138, 163, 164. Edgeberry v. Stephens, 178. Bireot's case, 119.
Evans v. Chambers, 222. Blanchard v. Hill, 26, 468.
Evans v. Eaton, 164, 174, 215, 234, Bliss v. Negus, 380.
270, 278, 370, 377, 380, 400, 409, Bloxam v. Elsee, 63, 112, 230, 242, 423, 428, 430. 246, 285, 286, 294, 355.
Evans v. Hettick, 428. Bolton v. Bull, 16, 262.
Evans v. Kremer, 393, 400. Boston Manuf. Co. v. Fiske, 448. Evans v. Weiss, 184, 369, 370, 407. Boulton v. Bull, 78, 79, 81, 88, 89,
96, 98, 99, 105, 106, 107, 108, Felton v. Greaves, 255. 112, 114, 118, 226, 230, 239, 243, Forsyth v. Manton, 460.
279, 284, 383, 386, 414, 431, 469. Forsyth v. Reviere, 165, 167, 181. Bovill v. Moore, 115, 270, 275, 286, Forsyth's patent, 456. 375, 404, 412.
Fox ex parte, 125, 228, 295. Brunton v. Hawkes, 6, 104, 116, Fulton's Ex'rs. v. Myers, 387, 388.
124, 132, 167, 277, 282, 285, 294, 375.
George v. Beaumont, 270. Burral v. Jewett, 379, 380. George v. Wackerback, 383, 456. Butler's case, 382.
Gibbons v. Ogden, 45, 381.
Glassington v. Rawlins, 327. Campion v. Benyon, 223, 235, 249, Goodyear v. Matthews, 184, 407, 269, 270.
425. Castle v. Burditt, 327.
Graham v. Jones, 336. Cochrane v. Smethurst, 223, 227, Granger ex parte, 344. 270.
Grant v. Raymond, 316, 329, 398, Cone v. Baldwin, 380.