June 3, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Sydney Chilton Mewburn

Unionist

Mr. MEWBURN:

It seems to me section 4 takes away the right of the public in Canada, and I think there should be 'a saving clause inserted, if the minister would consent, to cover the equities of those who have prepared to manufacture. I think there should be some provision to protect not only those who have commenced manufacture, but those who have spent large sums of money in preparing to manufacture. I know one firm who spent $6,900 in engineering and preparatory work in equipment to manufacture under lapsed patents, and I think those people should be protected.

Topic:   PATENT ACT AMENDMENT
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