Would the sponsor explain why it was necessary to put the applicant for this private bill to all the expense and inconvenience of coming to parliament in a matter of this kind? Was it because of some error
made in the patent office, or why do we have this unusual situation of an individual having to come to parliament for a private bill in order to get for himself the full protection of the Patent Act. It does not seem reasonable that that should have been necessary.
Subtopic: PATENT APPLICATION OF GEORGE R. HANKS