Posts Tagged: Patent Act of 1793


Why it is unnecessary to open the patent system

Chien argues that it is impossible for someone to donate their technology without fearing that another will get a patent on it and defeat the well-meaning donation …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 59

First U.S. Patent Laws Were First to File, Not First to Invent

The reality is that from 1790 to 1836 patents were given to the first to file. Between 1836 and 1870 a panel of arbitrators would decide disputes between conflicting patents and …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 47