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Revision of Statutes Relating to Patents. Hearingson S. 3325 and S. 3410 Apr.6, May 1, 3, and 4, 1922.(67-2)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...draw. He had to devise them as an inevitable incident in the development of the best possible machine. He can be trusted to building the best possible machine out of some or all of them, and is very likely to use later some that he does not use now. Why should his exclusive right to any of them be interfered with?" (Frederick P. Fish, XXVI, 8, 9.) Under the present Stanley bill a patent owner who has experimented with all forms of an invention and has finally manufactured only the single form that has proved to him most satisfactory, may be compelled to license his rivals to use all the other forms of the invention in competition with himself. "Suppose," said a witness before the House Patent Committee in 1912, "that a man has produced a machine, and then he has produced an improvement on it, and then he sees a chance to produce a second improvement which might be said to be parallel with the first improvement and not a further descendant in the same line as the first improvement--that is. that the two improvements were equally desirable. He has made his dies and special patterns for manufacturing his machine embodying the first improvement; he has educated the public to buy this machine of the first form that he put on the market. Here ccmes along a chance to make another improvement, which would compete with the form that he has on the market. "If you pass this compulsory license law, and he makes that improvement, his competitor can come in and say, 'I demand a license under second improvement patent, because he is not using it, and as I can not use the second improvement patent without using the parent patent, I demand a license under the parent patent.' So, the manufacturer, by making this second improvement, has done h.mself a... Hide synopsis

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