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ESSAY ON THE LAW OF PATENTS FOR NEW INVENTIONS. WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING THE FRENCH PATENT LAW, FORMS, AND C.

Fessenden, Thomas G.


Item #: 4231
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: COMPARATIVE LAW, INTELLECTUAL & INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

Reprint of the first scarce edition of the first Americanbook on the subject. A true "Renaissance man", Fessendenwas a lawyer, poet, journalist, inventor and venturecapitalist who promoted various inventions. He was theholder of two patents for heating devices. He promoted"scientific" techniques in The New England Farmer, a journalhe founded. Also a prominent satirist, he wrote numerouspieces under the pseudonym Christopher Caustic for one ofhis other journals, The Terrible Tractoration. His treatisecontains summaries of the relevant statutes, digests ofleading cases (such as Whitney v. Carter over the inventionof the cotton gin) and comparisons between the patent lawsof the United States, Great Britain and France.Reprinted by Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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