The Dental News Letter, 1853, Vol. 7

The Dental News Letter, 1853, Vol. 7 : A Quarterly Publication, Devoted to the Interests of the Dental Profession (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Dental News Letter, 1853, Vol. 7: A Quarterly Publication, Devoted to the Interests of the Dental Profession The points to be remarked here, for our purpose, are, that the laws of the United States do not protect a discoverer or inventor in the exclusive right to his discovery or invention beyond the period of four teen years, except in the case where he may be able to satisfy the Secrerary of State and Commissioner of Patents that, without any default of his own, he has failed to obtain by the sale thereof, a rea sonable remuneration for his time, ingenuity, and expense bestowed upon the same, and the introduction thereof into use, (bouvier, 2d vol., and in that case only according to the 18th section of the Act of Congress of the year 1836, the patent may be extended for the term of seven years longer, making twenty-one years, the utmost limit of the privilege in any case. And I learn also, from competent authority, that no decision has ever yet been made in the United States by which the right to a dis covery or invention has been protected by damages against infringe ment by any other form of legal remedy than that provided by the patent laws, which, as appears, extends such protection in no case whatever, beyond the period of twenty-one years. Here, then, there is no legal recognition of any such absolute pro perty in any invention, as will debar the public from borrowing or adopting it, or will prohibit any subsequent discoverer of the same prin ciple, agent or method of Operating, from freely using it after the period covered by the patent shall have expired. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 1180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 59mm | 1,542g
  • English
  • 239 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024317490X
  • 9780243174904