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shall be delivered to any person authorized
of State to receive it.
aforesaid, after an application for a patent
shall lie for revocation of a patent granted
ment or drawing, by this section required
patent as aforesaid.
* The Secretary of State may, at any time
writing under his hand, waive the
any improvement in instruments or muni-
Communication of the invention to the Secretary of State is no publication.
to any person or persons authorized by him to investigate the same, or the merits thereof, shall not, nor shall anything done for the purposes of the investigation, be deemed use or publication of such invention so as to prejudice the grant or validity of any patent for the same.
REGISTER OF PATENTS.
S. 23 (1.) “ THERE shall be kept at the Patent
Office a book called the Register of
and addresses of grantees of patents, notifications of assignments and of transmissions of patents, of licences under patents, and of amendments, extensions, and revocations of patents, and such other matters affecting the validity or proprietorship of patents as may from
time to time be prescribed. (2.).“ The Register of Patents shall be primâ
facie evidence of any matters by this Act
other documents affecting the proprietorship in any letters patent, or in any licence thereunder, must be supplied to the Comptroller in the prescribed manner for
filing in the Patent Office.”
kept under this Act, or be receivable by
Copies of deeds and licences affecting proprietorship to be sent to Comptroller.
person to be entered as proprietor of the patent in the Register of Patents. The person for the time being entered in the Register of Patents as proprietor of a patent, shall, subject to any rights appearing from such Register to be vested in any other person, have power absolutely to assign, grant licences as to, or otherwise deal with the same, and give effectual receipts for any consideration for such assignment, licence, or dealing. Provided that any equities in respect of such patent may be enforced in like manner as in re
other personal property. S. 88. “Every Register kept under this Act shall
at all convenient times be open to the inspection of the public, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed; and certified copies, sealed with the seal of the Patent Office, of any entry in any
such Register shall be given to any person requiring the
same on payment of the prescribed fee.' S. 100. “ Copies of all specifications, drawings,
and amendments left at the Patent Office after the commencement of this Act, printed for, and sealed with the seal of the Patent Office, shall be transmitted to the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art, and to the Enrolments Office of the Chancery Division in Ireland, and to the Rolls Office in the Isle of Man, within twenty-one days after the same shall respectively have been accepted or allowed at the Patent Office; and certified copies of, or extracts from, any such documents
, shall be given to any person requiring the same on payment of the prescribed fee ; and any such copy or extract shall be admitted in evidence in all Courts in
Sealed copies to be received in evidence.
Scotland and Ireland and in the Isle of
of the originals."
purporting to be certified by the Comptroller, and sealed with the seal of the Patent Office, of or from patents, specifications, disclaimers, and other documents in the Patent Office, and of or from Registers and other books kept there, shall be admitted in evidence in all Courts in Her Majesty's dominions, and in all proceedings, without further proof or production of the
originals.” S. 90 (1.) “ The Court may, on the application of any
person aggrieved by the omission without sufficient cause of the name of any person from any Register kept under this Act, or by any entry made without sufficient cause in any such Register, make such order for making, expunging or varying the entry, as the Court thinks fit; or the Court may refuse the application; and in either case may make such order with respect to costs of the proceedings as the
Court thinks fit. (2.) “ The Court
any proceeding under this section decide any question that it may be necessary or expedient to decide for the rectification of a Register, and may direct an issue to be tried for the decision of any question of fact, and may award
damages to the party aggrieved.
Register shall direct that due notice of the