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SEPTEI... GR, 1870, TO FEBRUARY, 1871.
DUBLIN: HODGES, SMITH, & CO.
CAPE TOWN: SAUL, SOLOMON, & CO.
INDEX TO VOL. XXX.
Law Magazine and Law Rebiew. .
Digest of Cases in Court of Session (Scotland) on Questions
of General Application, 312.
Events of the Quarter, &c., 159, 338.
Our Patent Laws, 1.
Records of Counties, 260.
The Administration of Justice in India-No. II., 27.
of War, 73.
Art. 1.-OUR PATENT LAWS: THEIR ORIGIN
AND POLICY, WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR
T no remote period, our patent laws will engage the
attention of the Legislature, and upon its right determination respecting them depend the interests of that large class of inventors which England has the good fortune to possess, and whose genius and perseverance have done so much towards giving her that supremacy in manufacturing industry which she has long enjoyed without dispute. Some
are perhaps actively connected with manufactures which have been created and improved by inventive genius, and which are still capable of greater improvement. Others, perhaps, only take a general interest in the subject, and yet that general interest cannot fail to be a deep interest, if we realise the effect which enterprise of this kind has had upon the welfare of the country at large and of ourselves individually, by cheapening and improving articles of utility and of daily requirement.
Whether the patent laws should be amended or abolished, and if amended, how they should be amended, so as to make
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