Reports from the Committees Volume 12

Reports from the Committees Volume 12

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...attention from business which they do understand, and which they are competent to deal with, to pass their time in struggling to make inventions for which t ey have no real capacity? I think that effect has followed as a result. They have an impression-whether it be really correct or not, I am unable to determine---that they will be protected 'tected by the patent laws, and, by taking out a patent, they think they will W, Fa, ',5,, 3,1; prevent others from pirating that invention.----19th May 1851. 1143. Under the present state of the law, of course, the authors of useful _____ inventions have suffered by any additional stimulus which may have been applied to inventing F Yes. 1144. With regard to the body of true inventors, taking them as a whole, have they gained much by the existence of the patent laws or not, in your 0 inion? pl should rather doubt whether they have or not. If they once get into liti-gation, I think they are generally losers, instead of gainers. A great deal of the profit which would arise from patents has been lost in lawsuits; and 'immense numbers have had the honour of patents without any profits at all 'TIIOTG frequently I'l.llI'l0lS IOSSGS. 1145. Does not it appear clear that there is more inducement to litigate in the case of a useful patent than any other? _ Yes; where there is an invention that is not likely to prove of much benefit to the public, you will rarely find opposition. 1146. You have been extensively connected, in one way or another, with the progress of improvement in the manufacturing districts during the last 20 years P For the last 30 years. 1147. Will you cast your memory over that period, and state whether, in your rudgment, the general improvement and progress of more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844955
  • 9781236844958