THE Treasury, with the concurrence of the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, has issued a notice fixing December 31, 1949, as the final date for the lodging of claims with the Departments. The Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors under the chairmanship of Lord Justice Cohen was set up by Royal Warrant in May 1946 to assess the awards to be paid for the use by, or on behalf of, the Crown of inventions, designs, drawings or processes; particularly in connexion with the Second World War. Both the Commission and the Treasury feel that it would be inappropriate for the work of the Commission to be unduly protracted. As more than four years have elapsed since the conclusion of hostilities, the Commission considered that no hardship would be inflicted on inventors if a time limit for the lodgement of claims with the Government Departments were imposed. The expiry of the time limit will in no way deprive a claimant of his right to present a claim ha the High Court if his invention is covered by a patent or registered design.
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Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors. Nature 164, 863 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164863c0