A Treatise on the Law of Patents for Useful Inventions, in the...
by Curtis, George Ticknor
1873. Final Edition of Curtis's Important Treatise on Patents Curtis, George Ticknor [1812-1894]. A Treatise on the Law of Patents for Useful Inventions, In the United States of America. Revised and Enlarged. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1873. xxxvii, 749 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, minor edgewear to preliminaries and index leaves, internally clean. * Fourth and final edition. First published in 1849, this was one of the earliest American treatises on the subject. The granting of patents in Anglo-American law has often been marked by confusion over their scope and intent. There has been much debate, for example, about whether patents create monopolies. Curtis argued that they do not according to the common law. Instead, a patent is a "grant by the government to the author of a new and useful invention, of the exclusive right, for a term of years, of practising that invention" (xxi). Best known as an expert on the U.S. Constitution, Curtis was a prominent New York patent attorney and the author of important works on admiralty law and equity jurisprudence. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:503. (Inventory #: 65425)
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