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for the term of seven years, in the same manner and under the same restrictions as are provided for the extension of patents for inventions or discoveries issued prior to the second day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. [See Revised Statutes, Section 4932.]
SECTION 75. And be it further enacted, That the following shall be the rates of fees in design cases :
For three years and six months, ten dollars.
For fourteen years, thirty dollars.
For all other cases in which fees are required, the same rates as in cases of inventions or discoveries. Statutes, Section 4934.]
SECTION 76. And be it further enacted, That all the regulations and provisions which apply to the obtaining or protection of patents for inventions or discoveries, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall apply to patents for designs. [See Revised Statutes, Section 4933.]
[Sections 77 to 110, inclusive, refer to trade-marks and copyrights, and not to patents.]
SECTION 111. And be it further enacted, That the acts and parts of acts set forth in the schedule of acts cited, hereto annexed, are hereby repealed, without reviving any acts or parts of acts repealed by any of said acts, or by any clause or provisions therein Provided, however, That the repeal hereby enacted shall not affect, impair, or take away any right existing under any of said laws; but all actions and causes of action, both in law or in equity, which have arisen under any of said laws, may be commenced and prosecuted, and if already commenced may be prosecuted to final judgment and execution, in the same manner as though this act had not been passed, excepting that the remedial provisions of this act shall be applicable to all suits and proceedings hereafter commenced And provided also, That all applications for patents pending at the time of the passage of this act, in cases where the duty has been paid, shall be proceeded with and acted on in the same manner as though filed after the passage thereof: And provided further, That all offences which are defined
and punishable under any of said acts, and all penalties and forfeitures created thereby and incurred before this act takes effect, may be prosecuted, sued for, and recovered, and such offences punished according to the provision of said acts, which are continued in force for such purpose.
APPROVED July 8, 1870.
Repealed June 22, 1874. Revised Statutes, Title LXXIV.
PATENT ACT OF MARCH 3, 1871.
16 STATUTES AT LARGE, 583.
An Act to amend an Act to revise, consolidate, and amend the Statutes relating to Patents and Copyrights.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That that part of section thirty-three of an act entitled "An act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyrights," approved July eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy, which requires that, in case of application by assignee or assignees for reissue of letters-patent, the application shall be made and the specification sworn to by the inventor or discoverer, if living, shall not be construed to apply to patents issued and assigned prior to July eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy.
APPROVED March 3, 1871.
Revised Statutes, Title LXXIV.
PATENT ACT OF MARCH 24, 1871.
17 STATUTES AT LARGE, 2.
An Act to further regulate the publication of the Specifications and Drawings of the Patent Office.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That if, in the judgment of the joint committee on printing, the provisions of the joint resolution providing for publishing specifications and drawings of the Patent Office, approved January eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, can be
performed under the direction of the Commissioner of Patents more advantageously than in the manner provided in said joint resolution, it shall be so done, under such limitations and conditions as the joint committee on printing may from time to time prescribe.
SECTION 2. That the price of the printed copies of specifications and drawings of patents, when uncertified, shall be determined by the Commissioner of Patents, ten cents being hereby fixed as the minimum, and fifty cents as the maximum price of the same; certified copies to be sold at the price fixed by the patent act of eighteen hundred and seventy.
APPROVED March 24, 1871.
Repealed June 22, 1874. Revised Statutes, Title LXXIV.
4887. Patents for inventions previ
ously patented abroad.
4888. Requisites of specification and claim.
4889. Drawings, when requisite. 4890. Specimens of ingredients, &c. 4891. Model, when requisite. 4892. Oath required from applicant. 4893. Examination and issuing pat
4894. Limitation upon time of completing application.
4895. Patents granted to assignee. 4896. When, and on what oath, exec
utor or administrator may obtain patent.
4897. Renewal of application in cases of failure to pay fees in
4898. Assignment of patents. 4899. Persons purchasing of invent
or before application may use or sell the thing purchased. 4900. Patented articles must be marked as such.
4901. Penalty for falsely marking or
labelling articles as patented.
4902. Filing and effect of caveats. 4903. Notice of rejection of claim for patent to be given to ap. plicant.
4905. Affidavits and depositions. 4906. Subpoenas to witnesses. 4907. Witness fees.
4908. Penalty for failing to attend or
refusing to testify.
4909. Appeals from primary exam
iners to examiners-in-chief. 4910. From examiners-in-chief to
4911. From the Commissioner to the supreme court D. C.
4912. Notice of such appeal.
4913. Proceedings on appeal to supreme court.
4914. Determination of such appeal and its effect.
4915. Patents obtainable by bill in equity.
4916. Re-issue of defective patents. 4917. Disclaimer.
4918. Suits touching interfering pat
4919. Suits for infringement; damages.
4920. Pleading and proof in actions for infringement.
4921. Power of courts to grant injunctions and estimate dam
4922. Suit for infringement where specification is too broad. 4923. Patent not void on account of previous use in foreign coun
try. 4924. Extension of patents granted prior to March 2, 1861. 4925. What notice of application for extension must be given. 4926. Applications for extension to whom to be referred.
4927. Commissioner to hear and decide the question of extension.
4928. Operation of extension. 4929. Patent for designs authorized, 4930. Models of designs.
4931. Duration of patents for designs.
4932. Extension of patents for designs.
4933. Patents for designs subject to general rules of patent-law. 4934. Fees in obtaining patents, &c.
4935. Mode of payment. 4936. Refunding.
SECTION 440. There shall also be in the Department of the Interior :
One chief clerk, at a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars a year.
One examiner in charge of interferences, at a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars a year.
One examiner in charge of trade-marks, at a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars a year.
Twenty-four principal examiners, at a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars a year each.
Twenty-four first assistant examiners, at a salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars a year each.
Twenty-four second assistant examiners (two of whom may be women), at a salary of one thousand six hundred dollars a year each.
Twenty-four third assistant examiners, at a salary of one thousand four hundred dollars a year each.
One librarian, at a salary of two thousand dollars a year. One machinist, at a salary of one thousand six hundred dollars a year.
Three skilled draughtsmen, at a salary of one thousand two hundred dollars a year each.
Thirty-five copyists of drawings, at a salary of one thousand dollars a year each.
One messenger and purchasing clerk, at a salary of one thousand dollars a year.
One skilled laborer, at a salary of one thousand two hundred dollars a year.
Eight attendants in the model-room, at a salary of one thousand dollars a year each.
Eight attendants in the model-room, at a salary of nine hundred dollars a year each. [See prior patent statutes: Sections 2 and 3, 1870; Sections 4 and 7, 1861; Sections 1 and 3, 1848; Section 10, 1837; Section 2, 1836.]
SECTION 441. The Secretary of the Interior is charged with supervising all public business relating to