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Excerpt from The Patentability of InventionsThe present work is the result of an attempt to supply a great and increasing demand. It concerns the proper subject-matter of a patent, and the right to a patent as between rival or successive inventors.MoreExcerpt from The Patentability of InventionsThe present work is the result of an attempt to supply a great and increasing demand. It concerns the proper subject-matter of a patent, and the right to a patent as between rival or successive inventors. It does not deal with the fate or scope of a patent: 1-he matters of Abandonment, Infringement, and Reissue are therefore excluded. The author is aware that the limit thus set is an arbitrary one- but he believes it to be justified by the importance and difficulty of the main topic which he has undertaken to discuss. In one instance he has departed from it- for in treating of cases involving a Principle, so-called, he has considered the scope of the patent in addition to its validity, - it being impossible entirely to separate the two subjects.His aim has been to make the book essentially practical, and useful to patent solicitors and to inventors as well as to lawyers. He has avoided mere verbal rules or definitions of patentability, and has relied upon adjudicated illustrations. The work, in fact, consists mainly of Abstracts of Cases. In the Introduction, however, the author has ventured to state certain General Principles as to the nature of Invention and Discovery.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.