The Inventor's Manual, Showing How to Procure and Sell Patents
Excerpt from The Inventor's Manual, Showing How to Procure and Sell Patents 1. The location of the Home Office is central, and it has, in addition, an Associate Office in Washington, by means of which the business is personally attended to before the Patent Office. 2. This Agency employs only experienced solicitors and draughtsmen to prepare cases; the gentleman having charge of the Soliciting Department is an attorney of many years' practice before the Office. 3. It has a complete record of all patents issued, from the inception of the Patent Office, showing the state of the art in any class, for aid in making preliminary examinations and in preparing new cases. 4. It publishes in the columns of The World's Progress a full description of patents obtained through this Agency, free of charge, when desired by the patentee 6. It makes no additional charge for preliminary examination; and in no case will charges for extras be demanded, however arduous the labor, except in cases of appeal. 6.. It renders the best service for the most moderate fees, and does not claim to have facilities at the Patent Office other than are possessed by all reliable firms. 7. We employ a staff of consultants in the various branches of art and science, in order to give our clients the benefit of the best talent in preparing applications for patents. 8. It has a Special Department - the largest in this country - for the introduction and sale of patents, and has in its charge over forty branch offices located in the principal cities of the Union, besides hundreds of corresponding agents who are ready to take charge of any business assigned to them. Correspondents Should bear in mind that we are always ready and willing to answer inquiries relating to inventions and patents. For this we make no charge; but we are frequently called upon to devote time and labor on communications which are supposed to be of benefit to our correspondents only. The simple matter of courtesy dictates that at least a stamp should be inclosed for return answer, and we are compelled, hereafter, to notice only such correspondents as recognize in some degree the value of our time. Please Notice. There are numbers of inventors and patentees who, regardless of our advertised terms and methods of doing business, keep sending offers of interest in their patents to place them on the market, or interest in their ideas to procure a patent, and who also propose to pay the printing bills, etc., out of the first sale, paying no attention to our oft repeated declaration that we will in no case deviate from our terms. We would respectfully notify all concerned that we have no time nor disposition to attend to such correspondence, and we therefore notify patentees generally that it is useless to trouble us with their models or correspondence unless they are willing and prepared to do business with us according to our terms as submitted, which are equitable and based upon business principles. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.