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Patents for Inventions

Nature volume 110, page 663 (18 November 1922) | Download Citation



THE authors of this book depart somewhat from the usual manner of treating the subject of patent law. After a brief introductory survey, they first deal with the manner of obtaining a patent, detailing the procedure in the Patent Office and in possible opposition proceedings. Their next concern is the establishment in the courts of the validity of the patent, consideration being given both to the general rules governing the interpretation of patents and to the grounds upon which the patent may be held invalid. Finally, the privileges and responsibilities associated with the possession of a valid patent are discussed, the chapters relating to this covering very fully the rights of the patentee in respect of infringements, royalties, licences, etc., and his liabilities as regards revocation and compulsory licences.

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