April 20, 1923

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

There are a few old clauses that we might put through. There are nc changes in 27 or 28.

Sections 27 and 28 agreed to.

On section 29-Patents to be assignable:

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

There is a slight amendment here. At the Imperial War Conference of 1917 certain amendments proposed to be made to the British act were submitted to the consideration of the delegates, and in a memorandum prepared by the department in connection with that conference it was recommended that certain amendments, including the present one, be adopted. Experience has shown that this amendment would be useful. That applies only to subsection 2 of section 29 of the bill which reads as follows:

No assignment of, or any other instrument affecting the title to, a patent or any interest therein, or a license to use a patent, shall be admitted in evidence in any court unless it has been registered in the Patent Office.

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CON

William Alves Boys (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYS:

I do not know whether the minister wants to finish by ten o'clock, if he does I would ask him to let this section stand. I certainly want to oppose this suggested change. I can see no reason for it, and I think it would be very unfair in many cases.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

Let it stand.

Section stands.

Progress reported.

On motion of Mr. Fielding the House adjourned at 10 p.m.

Private Bills

Monday, April 23, 1923

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April 20, 1923