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SEPTEILE SR, 1870, TO FEBRUARY, 1871.

VOLUME XXX.

LONDON :
BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,

Paw Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK, AND BELL & BRADFUTE.

DUBLIN: HODGES, SMITH, & CO.
MELBOURNE: GEORGE ROBERTSO V.

CAPE TOWN: SAUL, SOLOMON, & CO.

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JIEAD, HOLÉ & co., PRINTERS, IARP ALLEY, FARRINGDON STREET, AND IVY LANE, E.C.

Records of Counties, 260.

The Administration of Justice in India—No. II., 27.
The Bible and the Public Schools, 48.
The Case of the Ex-Nawab of Tonk, 307.
The Church Building Acts, 251.
The Game Laws Jurisprudentially Considered, 177.
The late Professor Von Vangerow, 118.
The late Sir Frederick Pollock, 200.
The Law of Compensation for Closed Churchyards, 301.
The Law of Ulterior Destination as Bearing on Contraband

of War, 73.
The Legal Education Association, 126.
The Lord Chancellors of Ireland, 239.
The Lords’ Amendments to the Married Women's Property

Bill, 90.
The Judges and Judicature of England, 217.

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ART. 1.-QUR PATENT LAWS: THEIR ORIGIN

AND POLICY, WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR
THEIR AMENDMENT. By JOHN LASCELLES,
Esq., Barrister-at-Law.

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of us

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

VOL. XXX.-NO. LIX.

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