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The comparatively small size of the book is not due to any conscious superficiality of treatment nor omission of pertinent subject matter. It purports to cover only the substantive law of patents, their nature, validity, effect, and their characteristics as property. Matters of procedure in securing patents or suing on them, and the difficult subject of the amount of compensation recoverable by suit, would require a volume for themselves and are not included here. But of the matter which is included, it has been my desire to present every issue which has come before the courts....

This book is intended more particularly for the use of inventors, business men, engineers, lawyers in general practice and all that class of laymen who from time to time want information concerning their rights in respect to inventions and patents.

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Princeton University Press


Princeton, NJ


Patent law, Patents, Patentability, Law practice, Property, Remedies, Inventions, Inventors


Civil Procedure | Intellectual Property Law | Legal Profession | Legal Remedies

Patent Law