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PREVENTING PUBLICATION OF INVENTIONS

AND
PROHIBITING INJUNCTIONS ON PATENTS

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A BILL TO AMEND THE ACT RELATING TO PREVENTING
THE PUBLICATION OF INVENTIONS IN THE NATIONAL

INTEREST, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

AND

H. R. 3360

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A BILL PROHIBITING ISSUANCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF
INJUNCTIONS ON PATENTS WHEN NECESSARY IN

THE INTEREST OF NATIONAL DEFENSE

FEBRUARY 20, 25, 26, 27, MARCH 11, 12, 19, 20,

APRIL 22, 23, 1941

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1941

315:17

COMMITTEE ON PATENTS

CHARLES KRAMER, California, Chairman FRITZ G. LANHAM, Texas

FRED A. HARTLEY, JR., New Jersey FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

LESLIE C. ARENDS, Illinois LAWRENCE J. CONNERY, Massachusetts CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey CHARLES A. BUCKLEY, New York

HUGH D. SCOTT, JR., Pennsylvania JOHN M. COFFEE, Washington

WILLIAM H. STEVENSON, Wisconsin FRANCIS J. MYERS, Pennsylvania

JAMES V. HEIDINGER, Illinois
THOMAS D'ALESANDRO, JR., Maryland
M. MICHAEL EDELSTEIN, New York
JOE B. BATES, Kentucky.
VANCE PLAUCHÉ, Louisiana
JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island
*OREN HARRIS, Arkansas

ERNEST A. NORWIG, Acting Olerk *Resigned from committee, April 21, 1941.

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CONTENTS

Statements:

Page

American Bar Association (see Loyd H. Sutton).

American Patent Law Association (see Harold T. Stowell).

Arnold, Thurman, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division,

Department of Justice.

116

Boettcher, Arthur H., president, Chicago Patent Law Association, 53

West Jackson Boulevard., Chicago, Ill.--

223

Boyle, John, patent attorney, Washington Loan & Trust Building,

Washington, D. C.-

77

Caldwell, Lt. Comdr. K. C., U. S. Navy, Patent Section - 6, 31, 58, 108

Carlson, Earl C., patent lawyer, c/o Parker, Carlson, Pitzner & Hub-

bard, 1 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Ill.-

112

Chicago Patent Law Association (see Benjamin F. Wupper; see Arthur

H. Boettcher).
Christy, Bayard H., patent lawyer, president, Pittsburgh Patent Law

Association, 1621 Farmers Bank Building, Pittsburgh, Pa---- 48, 69, 214

Coburn, Hayward H., patent attorney, Philadelphia Patent Law Asso-

ciation, 2000 Girard Trust Co. Building, Philadelphia, Pa..

167

Coe, Conway P., Commissioner of Patents..

2, 19, 32, 55, 79, 249

Darby, Samuel E., Jr., patent attorney, 405 Lexington Avenue,

New York City-

243

Dorr, John V. N., chairman, National Advisory Council to the House

Committee on Patents, president, the Dorr Co., engineers, 570

Lexington Avenue, New York City --

185

Edmonds, Dean S., lawyer, chairman, committee on patent law

and practice, New York Patent Law Association, care of Pennie,
Davis, Marvin & Edmonds, 165 Broadway, New York City -

208

Edwards, Clifton V., patent attorney, 63 Wall Street, New York City - 228

Eyre, Richard, patent attorney, care of Bartlett, Eyre, Keel and Wey-

mouth, 36 West Forty-fourth Street, New York City - 46, 61, 186

Fenning, Karl, patent attorney, National Press Building, Washing-
ton, D. C.

10, 22, 33, 71, 82, 256
Hill, Carlton, patent lawyer, representing Illinois Manufacturers
Association, 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Ill...

218
Illinois Manufacturers Association (see Carlton Hill).
Jackson, Joseph Gray, patent attorney, chairman, legislative com-

mittee, Philadelphia Patent Law Association, 112 South Sixteenth
Street, Philadelphia, Pa...

18, 28, 66
Langner, Lawrence, international patent lawyer, care of Langner,

Parry, Card & Langner, 120 East Forty-first Street, New York City-

New York Patent Law Association (see Dean S. Edmonds) -- 39, 47, 192

Philadelphia Patent Law Association (see Joseph Gray Jackson; see

Hayward H. Coburn).

Pittsburgh Patent Law Association (see Bayard H. Christy).

Schmidt, Walter A., chairman, patent committee, American Chemical

Society, 1016 West Ninth Street, Los Angeles, Calif..

206

Shea, Francis M., Assistant Attorney General, Claims Division,

Department of Justice

8, 25, 60, 81, 135, 268

Stowell, Harold T., chairman, laws and rules committee, American

Patent Law Association, 1319 F St. NW., Washington, D. C. 49, 115, 225

Sutton, Loyd H., chairman of the section of patent, trade-mark, and

copyright law, American Bar Association, 700 Tenth Street NW.,

Washington, D. C.-.-

250

Toye, F. Gerald, patent lawyer, Munsey Building, Washington, D. C. 19
Vander werker, Maj. Francis H., War Department Patent Section 5, 30, 57, 107

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263

314

344

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Statements—Continued.

Walton, Edward R., Jr., patent. lawyer, Munsey Building, Washing-

ton, D. C.

Wenderoth, E. F., patent lawyer, Washington Loan & Trust Building,

Washington, D.C..

Wupper, Benjamin F., patent lawyer, Chicago Patent Law Associa-

tion, 2300 Board of Trade Building, Chicago, I11.

Bills:

H. R. 3359:

Coe, Hon. Conway P., Commissioner of Patents, proposed redraft

submitted by

Shea, Hon. Francis M., Assistant Attorney General, proposed

redraft submitted by

Redraft of redraft of H. R. 3359

H. R. 3360:

Coburn, Hayward H., Philadelphia Patent Law Association, pro-

posed redraft of Justice Department redraft, submitted by

Eyre, Richard, National Advisory Council to House Committee

on Patents, proposed redraft submitted by.

Fenning, Karl, Proposed redraft submitted by

Jackson, Joseph Gray, Philadelphia Patent Law Association,

proposed redraft submitted by -

Lassagne, Theodore, H., proposed redraft submitted by..

Manufacturing Chemists' Association, proposed redraft sub-

mitted by

Shea, Hon. Francis M., Assistant Attorney General, proposed

redraft submitted by-

Hearings:

February 20, 1941 (Thursday)—H. R. 3359.

February 25, 1941 (Tuesday) -H. R. 3359

February 26, 1941 (Wednesday)-H. R. 3360.

February 27, 1941 (Thursday)—H. R. 3359.

March 11, 1941 (Tuesday)—H. R. 3360.

March 12, 1941 (Wednesday)-H. R. 3360

March 19, 1941 (Wednesday)—H. R. 3360

March 20, 1941 (Thursday) -hearing canceled.

April 22, 1941 (Tuesday) -H. R. 3360

April 23, 1941 (Wednesday)—H. R. 3360.-

Letters, papers, and other memoranda:

Adam, Folger, Joliet, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360.

Administrator of Export Control (Brig. Gen. R. L. Maxwell), Depart-

ment of Commerce Bldg., Washington. D. C., letter re H. R. 3359.

Letter...

American Institute of Chemical Engineers-Henry C. Parker, chairman,

patents committee, statement re H. R. 3360.

American Patent Law Association, Harold T. Stowell, chairman, laws

and rules committee, proposed amendments to H. R. 3359 recom-

mended by

Ampro Corporation, 2839–2851 North Western Ave., Chicago, Ill.,

letter re H. R. 3360..

Andrus, Elwin A., patent attorney, National Bank Building, Mil-

waukee, Wis., proposed amendments to H. R. 3360.

Arnold, Thurman, Assistant Attorney General in charge of Anti-

trust Division-List of antitrust indictments and complaints, sub-

mitted by
Bastian-Blessing Co., L. G. Blessing, president, 240 East Ontario St.,

Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360

Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., W. W. McQuilkin, secretary, Rochester,

N. Y., letter

Letter to M. H. Eisenhart, president, from Canadian Minister of

Munitions and Supply -

Letters addressed by Secretary of War and Secretary of Navy to

B. & L. Optical Co. (read into record by Chairman Kramer) -

Beardsley & Piper Co., E. O. Beardsley, president, 2541 North Keeler

Avenue, Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360..

Blenko, Walter J., % Stebbins & Blenko, box 1020, Pittsburgh, Pa.,

letter re H. R. 3360.

288

370

120

287

329

330

371

372

334

297

337

Letters—Continued.

Boston Patent Law Association, Nathan Heard, president, 77 Frank-

lin St., Boston, Mass., letter and telegram.

Brown, Robert C., Jr. % Mann, Brown & Cox, 53 West Jackson,

Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360..

Bruton, Henry, "Patent Applications Withheld from Issue for Na-

tional Defense Purposes," article in February 1941, issue of the

George Washington Law Review, volume 9, No. 4, by-.

Burgess Battery Co., O. W. Storey, 500 West Huron Street, Chicago,

Ill., letter re H. R. 3360
Chemical Foundation, Inc., George J. Corbett, vice president, 654

Madison Avenue, New York City, statement re H. R. 3360...
Cherry-Burrell Corporation, W. L. Cherry, president, 427 West Ran-

dolph Street, Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360..
Chicago Association of Commerce, Leverett S. Lyon, chief executive

officer, 1 North La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360.-

Cleveland Patent Law Association, Robert W. Wilson, president,

406 East Ohio Gas Building, Cleveland, Ohio, letter re H. R. 3360.-

Coe, Conway P., Commissioner of Patents, letter re H. R. 3359-

Commerce, Department of, Jesse H. Jones, Secretary of Commerce,

Washington, D. C., letters transmitting drafts of bills, introduced

in House of Representatives as H. R. 3359 and H. R. 3360_

Crane Co., J. 0. Lange, Engineer of Patents, 4100 South Kedzie

Avenue, Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360.

Darby, John J., care of Cushman, Darby & Cushman, American

Security Building, Washington, D. C., letter re H. R. 3360..

Darby, Samuel E., Jr., care of Darby & Darby, Chrysler Building, 405

Lexington Avenue, New York City, letter re H. R. 3359 and

H. R. 3360..

Letter re proposed redraft of 3360 by Francis M. Shea, Assistant

Attorney General...

Dayton Patent Law Association, Lawrence B. Biebel, secretary, 807

Winters Bank Building, Dayton, Ohio, letter re H. R. 3360.-

Dicke, A. A., 270 Broadway, New York City, letter re H. R. 3359 and

H. R. 3360.

Dienner, John_A., care of Brown, Jackson, Boettcher & Dienner,

Monadnock Block, Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360.-

Dow Chemical Co.,' the, E. C. Burdick, Midland, Mich., letter re

H. R. 3360

Eyre, Richard, care of Bartlett, Eyre, Keel & Weymouth, 36 West

Forty-fourth Street, New York City, letter re H. R. 3359 and

H. R. 3360..

Felt & Tarrant Mfg. Co., R. J. Koch, president, 1735 North Paulina

Street, Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360.-

Fenning, Karl, patent attorney, National Press Building, Washington,

D. C.:

Proposed amendments to H. R. 3359, submitted by -

"Patents and National Defense,” article in the December 1940,

issue of the Journal of the Patent Office Society, vol. XXII,

No. 12, by----

Flick, Fulton B., chairman, committee on legislation, Pittsburgh

Patent Law Association, care of Brown, Critchlow & Flick, 1706

First National Bank Building, Pittsburgh, Pa., letter re H. R. 3359-

Goldsmith, Elmer L., care of Lockwood, Goldsmith, and Galt,

Fletcher Trust Building, Indianapolis, letter re H. R. 3360 --

Harris, Ford W., care of Harris, Kiech, Foster & Harris, Chamber

of Commerce Building, Los Angeles, Calif., letter re H. R. 3360.--

Hawgood, Harvey R., care of Hawgood & Van Horn, 547 Terminal

Tower, Cleveland, Ohio, letters re H. R. 3359 and H. R. 3360--

Hill, Carlton, care of Charles W. Hills, 53 West Jackson Boulevard,

Chicago, Ill.:

Letter re H. R. 3360

Letter re H. R. 3360_

Illinois Manufacturers' Association, James L. Donnelly, executive

vice president, 120 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill., letter and

memorandum re H. R. 3359 and H. R. 3360.-

Illinois Tool Works, H. B. Smith, president, 2501 North Keeler

Avenue, Chicago, Ill., letter re H. R. 3360..

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