The British Patent System during the Industrial Revolution 1700-1852: From Privilege to Property

The British Patent System during the Industrial Revolution 1700-1852: From Privilege to Property

by Sean Bottomley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107058293
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Series: Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law , #28
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Sean Bottomley is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse 1. His research interests are the British industrial revolution and the relationship between technological change and economic development.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The Patent 'System': 2. The administration of patents: a poor man's tale?; 3. The jurisprudence of patents: the specification requirement; 4. Of patents and pirates: the adjudication of patent disputes; 5. The substantive development of patent law; Conclusion to Part I; Part II. Patents and Technology: 6. Patents and the Industrial Enlightenment; 7. The market in patent rights; 8. Patents and the Newcomen and Watt steam engines; 9. Capital, patents and the joint-stock company; Conclusion to Part II.

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