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by Fessenden, Thomas G

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2003. ISBN-13: 9781584773573; ISBN-10: 158477357X. Fessenden, Thomas G. An Essay on the Law of Patents for New Inventions. With an Appendix Containing the French Patent Law, Forms, &c. Originally published: Boston: Published by D. Mallory & Co., 1810. xxxix, [40]-229 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773573; ISBN-10: 158477357X. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * Reprint of the scarce first edition of the first American book on the subject. A true "Renaissance man," Fessenden [1771-1837] was a lawyer, poet, journalist, inventor and venture capitalist who promoted various inventions. He was the holder of two patents for heating devices. He promoted "scientific" techniques in The New England Farmer, a journal he founded. Also a prominent satirist, he wrote numerous pieces under the pseudonym Christopher Caustic for one of his other journals, The Terrible Tractoration. His treatise contains summaries of the relevant statutes, digests of leading cases (such as Whitney v. Carter over the invention of the cotton gin) and comparisons between the patent laws of the Unites States, Great Britain and France. The appendix contains the United States Patent Law of 1800, a bilingual collection of French laws and a set of French recommendations for improvements in the laws of the United States.


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