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THE

PATENTEE'S MANUAL

LONDON : PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW-STREET SQUARE

AND PARLIAMENT STREET

PATENTEE'S MANUAL

BEING A TREATISE ON THE

LAW AND PRACTICE OF LETTERS PATENT

ESPECIALLY INTENDED FOR THE USE OF

PATENTEES AND INVENTORS

WITH AN

Ippendix of Statutes, Rules, and foreign and Colonial Patent Laws

International Convention and Protocol

BY

JAMES JOHNSON

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW

AND

J. HENRY JOHNSON

SOLICITOR, ASSOC. INST. C.E.
PAST PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF PATENT AGENTS

FIFTH EDITION
Thoroughly Revised, incorporating the Patent Act of 1883

LONDON
LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW
STEVENS & SONS, 119 CHANCERY LANE

1884

BY THE SAME AUTHORS.

Price ls.
THE NEW PATENT LAW : being the Sections

relating to Patents of the Patents, Designs, and Trade
Marks Act, 1883, with the Patents and Law Officers'
Rules, and Introduction, Notes, and Index. Second
Edition, revised. 8vo.

LONDON:
LONGMANS & CO, AND STEVENS & SONS.

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SINCE the publication of the last edition of this work, an important change in the Law of Patents has been effected by the passing through the Legislature of the Patents Act of 1883. Dissatisfaction with the old law had frequently been expressed by inventors, and several previous attempts to improve it had been made both by the Government and by private members of the House of Commons, but the Bills for various reasons failed to receive legislative sanction.

By the new Act the provisions of many earlier statutes have been consolidated and amended ; several features hitherto unknown in our system have been introduced; the procedure has been simplified; the fees payable to Government on applications for Patents have been reduced, and greater facilities for the payment of the subsequent fees have been afforded. By these changes it was hoped that the inventive talent of the nation would be stimulated into more vigorous action, and if the number of applications (13,012) during the first nine months of 1884 compared with the number (4,656) during the first nine months of the preceding year affords an adequate means of judging, that hope will not be disappointed.

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