A Treatise on the Law of Patents for Useful Inventions as Enacted and Administered in the United States of America
The final edition of a landmark treatise on patents. Originally published: Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1873. xxxvii, 749 pp.
"The work of Mr. Curtis on the 'Law of Patents for useful inventions, as enacted and administered in the United States of America, ' is one of genuine merits. The fact that it has reached the fourth edition is evidence both of the ability and need of the work. The first edition was issued in 1849, the second in 1854, and the third in 1867. The present edition is a revision and enlargement of the third, and contains references to most of the important decisions in England and in this country. The statute of 1870 is given in full, in addition to the other statutes on the subject. The present edition of this valuable work is quite indispensable to the patent lawyer. Among the recent decisions we notice Maury v. Whitney, 14 Wall. 434, in reference to the expiration of patents; Rubber Company v. Goodyear, 9 Wall. 788, in reference to the extension of patents; Leyman v. Osborne, 11 Wall. 516, in reference to proceedings at the patent office, and unity or diversity of invention. This treatise ranks among the legal classics." -Albany Law Journal 98 (1874) 9: 98
Better known for his Nationalist interpretation of the Constitution, George Ticknor Curtis [1812-1894] was a prominent New York patent attorney and the author of works on admiralty and equity jurisprudence. Some of his notable works include History of the Origin, Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, with Notices of its Principal Framers (1854), Digest of the English and American Admiralty Decisions (1839), and Rights and Duties of Merchant Seaman (1841).
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Page 7 - Any person who has invented or discovered any new and useful art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvements thereof, not known or used by others in this country, before his invention or discovery thereof...
Page 20 - ... of the sole working or making of any manner of new manufactures within this Realm, to the true and first inventor and inventors of such manufactures, which others at the time of making such letters patents and grants shall not use, so as also they be not contrary to the law nor mischievous to the State, by raising prices of commodities at home, or hurt of trade, or generally inconvenient...
Page xxii - Provided also, and be it declared and enacted, That any declaration before mentioned shall not extend to any letters patents and grants of privilege for the term of fourteen years or under, hereafter to be made, of the sole working or making of any manner of new manufactures within this realm, to the true and first inventor and inventors of such manufactures, which others at the time of making such letters patents and grants shall not use...