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PATENT LAW CODIFICATION AND REVISION

HEARINGS

BEFORE

SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 3 OF THE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 3760

A BILL TO REVISE AND CODIFY THE LAWS
RELATING TO PATENTS AND THE PATENT
OFFICE, AND TO ENACT INTO LAW TITLE 35
OF THE UNITED STATES CODE

ENTITLED “PATENTS"

JUNE 13, 14, AND 15, 1951

Serial No. 9

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman
FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois
WILLIAM T. BYRNE, New York

LOUIS E. GRAHAM, Pennsylvania
JOSEPH R. BRYSON, South Carolina FRANK FELLOWS, Maine
THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts

CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky

WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio ED GOSSETT, Texas

J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware J. FRANK WILSON, Texas

ANGIER L. GOODWIN, Massachusetts ROBERT L. RAMSAY, West Virginia

EDGAR A. JONAS, Illinois EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana

RUTH THOMPSON, Michigan JAMES B. FRAZIER, JR., Tennessee

PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey

SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana
WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina CLAUDE I. BAKEWELL, Missouri
E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia
BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado
THADDEUS M. MACHROWICZ, Michigan

BESS EFFRAT Dick, Chief Clerk
VELMA SMEDLEY, Assistant Chief Clerk
C. MURRAY BERNHARDT, Committee Counsel
WILLIAM R. FOLEY, Committee Counsel
L. JAMES HARRIS, Committee Counsel
WALTER M. BESTERMAN, Legislative Assistant
WALTER R. LEE, Legislative Assistant
CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 3

JOSEPH R. BRYSON, South Carolina, Chairman ROBERT L. RAMSAY, West Virginia CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana

J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana

CLAUDE I. BAKEWELL, Missouri
L. JAMES HARRIS, Counsel

CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel
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JUNE 13, 1951

Text of bill H. R. 3760.-

Testimony of

Charles J. Zinn, law revision counsel, Committee on the Judiciary,

House of Representatives -

Henry R. Ashton, Esq., representing the coordinating committee on

revision and amendment of the patent laws of the National Council

of Patent Law Associations

P. J. Federico, Examiner in Chief, United States Patent Office

Paul A. Rose, chairman of the laws and rules committee of the

American Patent Law Association -

George E. Folk, adviser to the committee on patents of the National

Association of Manufacturers.

Jennings Bailey, Jr., chairman of section on patents, trade-marks and

copyright law, American Bar Association
Cecil C. Kent, Esq., Fetherstonhaugh & Kent, Winnipeg, Canada

Additional and supporting documents introduced:

Resolutions from-

New York Patent Law Association..

Boston Patent Law Association -

Patent Law Association of Chicago

Cleveland Patent Law Association.

Colorado Bar Association.

Columbus Bar Association

Connecticut Patent Law Association.

Dayton Patent Law Association..

Patent Law Association of Los Angeles -

Milwaukee Patent Law Association -

Minnesota Patent Law Association.

New Jersey Patent Law Association.

Philadelphia Patent Law Association.

Patent Law Association of Pittsburgh

Patent section of St. Louis Bar Association..

Patent Law Association of San Francisco

Toledo Patent Law Association

Michigan Patent Law Association..

Changes in H. R. 3760 made at the coordinating committee meet-

ing in Washington, May 22, 1951..-

Statement of the America Patent Law Association.

Statement of National Association of Manufacturers -
Supplementary stateinent from George E. Folk, supra_

JUNE 14, 1951
Testimony of -

Al Philip Kane, Esq., member, Kane & Koons, Washington, D. C..--
John W. Scott, Esq., Scott & Littman, Washington, D. C.-
Capt. George N. Robillard, United States Navy, representing Depart-

ment of Defense-
S. B. Fracker, Assistant to the Research Administrator, Department

of Agriculture
Edward R. Walton, Jr., representing District Bar Association for the

District of Columbia
T. Hayward Brown, Chief, Patent Litigation Unit, Claims Division,

Department of Justice
Fritz G. Lanham, former Representative in Congress, from the State

of Texas.

P.J. Federico, Examiner in Chief, United States Patent Office.

Alexander C. Neave, president, New York Patent Law Association,

New York City, N. Y.

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