Catalogue description Law Officers' Department: Patents for Inventions

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Reference: LO 1
Title: Law Officers' Department: Patents for Inventions

These records arise from the duties of the law officers of the crown in connection with applications for patents for inventions. Many of them relate to work imposed upon them by the Patents for Invention Act 1852, formerly known as the Patent Law Amendment Act. This work was later transferred to the comptroller general of patents under the Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Act 1883.

Caveats against the issue of letters patent, particulars of inventions, proceedings concerning the granting of letters patent and disclaimers and opposition thereto, and other miscellaneous papers are included.

Date: 1839-1885
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Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 45 bundle(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Selection and destruction information: The bulk of the records accumulated by the law officers in regard to duties relating to patents for inventions were subsequently destroyed under a Destruction Schedule of 13 August 1926.

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