Foreign Control of American Patents

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Patent Agreements and the Defense Program

The administration's conscription-of-property bill, upon which an early report is expected from the Senate Military Affairs Committee, will arm the President, if it is approved by Congress, with authority to seize United States patents whose ownership or control by German industrial interests is alleged to have interfered with the progress of the American defense program. It is anticipated that such action will be one of the first steps taken under the new legislation, and that seized patents will be placed ...

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