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PATENT LAWS:

OR,

A GUIDE TO INVENTORS

AND A BOOK OF REFERENCE

FOR JUDGES, LAWYERS, MAGISTRATES AND OTHERS.

WITH APPENDICES.

BY J. G. MOORE

AV THOR OF “CHINA AND THE INDIES, " "THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH,

ETC., ETC.

PHILADELPHIA:
HENRY CAREY B A IRD,
406 WALNUT STREET.

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JUN 20 1917

TRANSFERRED TO
ONARD COLLECE LIVRARY

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

PARRY & MCMILLAN, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern

District of Pennsylvania.

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PREFACE.

In the arrangement of the subject matter of the following pages, care has been taken to present it in such a form as to ensure convenience, while the object has been to give the entire spirit, if not the actual language, of the laws. This was deemed, in the preparation of the work, the more judicious mode, as by these means a complete Guide to the Inventor could be embraced within reasonable limits, and the entire sense of the laws, as a companion of the law student, and book of reference for the magistrate, be preserved at the same time. Nothing in any respect has been omitted or overlooked that would contribute to enhance the value of a work of the kind, and little, it is assumed, has been introduced, which could with propriety be rejected. A work on a much larger scale might be made to contain more matter, and of a more attractive character; but it is doubtful whether anything new could be imbodied, that would better serve the purposes for which this volume is intended. It aims to direct the patentee how to proceed in obtaining a patent for an invention or design ; it explains to him the relative bearings of the laws on all classes of discoveries ; it indoctrinates him into the spirit of those laws, and points out to him the way to seek redress, and how to combat grievances. It informs the magistrate of his duties, and prescribes forms which it is essential for him to adopt, in his capacity of a magistrate, when called upon to act for parties in an invention. It shows how far infringors may proceed in infringements with impunity, and what safeguards are thrown around the productions of patentees.

It addresses itself to the law student, in furnishing him with an Index to the decisions of courts in patent cases, and opinions delivered in appeals from the decisions of the Commissioner of Patents. Finally, it may be worthy the notice of the judge on the bench, since its

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