New American Supplement to the Latest Editions of the Encyclopedia Brittanica

New American Supplement to the Latest Editions of the Encyclopedia Brittanica

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...132,292.66 174,292.50 210,820.15 248,492.61 325,351.78 471,005.14 105,219.04 163,710.30 162,047.95 150,037.38 145,407.32 228,772.09 241,074.92 131,572.43 I75,592-59 101,833.19 87,392.46 160,750.42 209,721.45 By the same act a chief clerk of the Patent Office was provided for, who was to have custody of the seal and of the records and models of the office, and was to perform all the duties of the Commissioner during his absence. It also provided for an examining clerk at a salary of $1,500 a year, whose duties were the same as those of a principal examiner at present. Two clerks at $1,200 each and one at $1,000 were provided for, and also a machinist at $1,250 and a messenger at $700. The commissioner and chief clerk were both required to give bonds for the faithful performance of the duties of their office. Under this statute patents were to be issued for a term not exceeding 14 years, the fee for the same being $30. The patents might be extended for a period of seven years upon payment of an additional sum of $30, if the Secretary of State, the Commissioner of Patents and the Solicitor of the Treasury, who were by the act appointed a board to hear and decide upon the evidence for or against the extension, should decide favorably. Notice of the extension was to be published in a Washington newspaper, and the board was to sit at the time and place given in the notice. This statute provided nearly the same regulations in relation to specifications, drawings and models as the original act of 1790. The same oath or affirmation as to the originality of the inventions was also preserved. The most important feature of all was, however, the system of examination into novelty and usefulness which this act provided, and which has had such marked...
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,152g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236751523
  • 9781236751522