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Inventions and Official Secrecy: A History of Secret Patents in the United Kingdom

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Inventions and Official Secrecy: A History of Secret Patents in the United Kingdom - O'Dell, Tom H
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Secrets will always be a factor in the political life of any society, and it could be argued that none enjoy secrets, particularly Official Secrets, quite so much as the English. Inventions and Official Secrecy traces the little known history of UK legislation which permits the British Government to make Official Secrets of certain technical ideas submitted as patent applications, and thereby prohibit their publication. The story begins in the mid-nineteenth century, and introduces a number of interesting inventors, ...

Inventions and Official Secrecy: A History of Secret Patents in the United Kingdom 1994, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198259428

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