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Patent Laws and Anti-Agitation
President roosevelt in his annual message to Congress last January cited, among other “wrongful business practices” which should be ended, “the use of patent laws to enable larger corporations to maintain high prices and withhold from the public the advantages of the progress of science.”
In a special message April 29, relating to strengthening and enforcement of the anti-trust laws, the President contended that a growing concentration of private power was “seriously impairing ...