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treatise covers the entire field of the patent laws of the United States, as those laws were enacted in the statutes and developed in the decisions, from the foundation of the national government in 1789, down to the first day of September, 1883. How accurately and well it covers that field, is a question which belongs to the bar and to the bench; and to the generous judgment of the bench and of the bar, I commit the result of my long and interesting labor.

A. H. W. HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT,

September 26, 1883.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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CHAPTER IV.

UTILITY.....

Pages 62-67

77. Utility necessary to patentabil- 82. Functions which sometimes

ity.

work evil, and sometimes work

78. Utility is negatived by lack of good.

function.

83. Functions thought by some to

79. Perfection not necessary to util- be good, and by others to be
ity.

bad.
80. Beauty has utility.

84. Good functions in wrong places.
81. Utility is negatived where func- 85. Doubts relevant to utility to be
tion is evil.

solved against infringers.

CHAPTER VI.

APPLICATIONS......

.Pages 83–111

109. Constituents of applications 131. Notification of rejection.

for patents.

132. Appeals.

110. The petition.

133. Appeals to the Supreme Court

111. Constituents of specifications. of the District of Columbia.

112. The preamble.

134. Bills in equity to compel the

113. The general statement of the Commissioner to grant patents.

invention.

135. Amendment of applications.

114. The description of the draw- 136. The foundation of the right of

ings.

amendment.

115. The detailed description of the 137. When an applicant may amend.

invention.

138. How an applicant may amend.

116. The claim or claims.

139. When an applicant must amend.

117. ims in machine patents. 140. Interferences.

118. Claims in patents for manufac- 141. Number of interferences.

tures.

142. Decision on interference is not

119. Claims in patents for composi- conclusive.

tions of matter.

143. Caveats.

120. Claims in process patents. 144. No appeal from the Commis-

120a. Claims in design patents.

sioner in interference cases; but

121. The signatures.

relief by bill in equity.

122. The form of the oath.

145. Abandonment of applications.

123. The constituents of the oath. 146. Constructive abandonment of

124. Affirmations.

applications.

125. The Patent-Office fees.

147. Constructive abandonment of

126. Drawings.

application working construc-

127. Models.

tive abandonment of inven-

128. Specimens of compositions of tion.

matter.

148. Effect of Commissioner's de-

129. Dates of applications.

cision on questions relevant to

130. The examination by the Patent applications.

Office.

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