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A BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE EXTENSION OF PATENTS
COVERING INVENTIONS WHOSE PRACTICE WAS PRE-
VENTED OR CURTAILED DURING CERTAIN EMERGENCY
PERIODS BY SERVICE OF THE PATENT OWNER IN THE

ARMED FORCES OR BY PRODUCTION CONTROLS

H. R. 3134 and H. R. 4700
BILLS TO PROVIDE FOR EXTENSION OF TERMS OF
PATENTS WHERE THE USE, EXPLOITATION, OR PROMO-
TION THEREOF WAS PREVENTED, IMPAIRED, OR DELAYED
BY CAUSES DUE TO WAR, NATIONAL EMERGENCY, OR

OTHER CAUSES

MARCH 9, 1955

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

Serial No. 10

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1955

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio FRANK L. CHELF, Kentucky

RUTH THOMPSON, Michigan EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana

PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California JAMES B. FRAZIER, JR., Tennessee

SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia

USHER L. BURDICK, North Dakota BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts JOHN M. ROBSION, JR., Kentucky SIDNEY A. FINE, New York

DEWITT S. HYDE, Maryland JACK B. BROOKS, Texas

RICHARD H. POFF, Virginia
WILLIAM M. TUCK, Virginia

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
ROBERT T. ASHMORE, South Carolina
JAMES M. QUIGLEY, Pennsylvania
CHARLES A. BOYLE, Illinois

Bess E. Dick, Stal Director
WILLIAM R. FOLEY, General Counsel
WALTER M. BESTERMAN, Legislative Assistant

WALTER R. LEE, Legislative Assistant
CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel
BESSIE M. ORCUTT, Administrative Assistant

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 3

EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana, Chairman WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana JACK B, BROOKS, Texas

DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York
JAMES M. QUIGLEY, Pennsylvania

LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts
CYRIL F. BRICKFIELD, Counsel

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Text of H. R. 2128.

Text of H. R. 3134.

Text of H. R. 4700-

Testimony and statements of-

Federico, P. J., examiner-in-chief, United States Patent Office, and

Kenneth F. McClure, Assistant General Counsel, Department of

Commerce..

Fisher, Hon. 0. C., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas...

Hitzeman, Harry H., Chicago, Ill.

Hooper, James E., representing William A. Hooper & Sons Co., Balti-

more, Md..

Lyons, John J., Washington, D. C..

Reed, Hon. Chauncey W., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Illinois.

Scully, Frank P., president, Scully Signal Co., Melrose, Mass..

Utt, Hon. James B., a Representative in Congress from the State of

California...

Whiting, Richard, chairman, rules and laws committee, American

Patent Law Association...

Additional information-

Arnold, Edwin H., chairman, committee on patents, National Asso-

ciation of Manufacturers, statement.-
Beal, Frank Peer, president, Community Councils, City of New York,

Inc., letter, April 20, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler...
Bjorndal, M., Tech Labs, Inc., Palisades Park, N. J., telegram, April

19, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..
Bowie, Frank W., president, Martin P. Foy & Son, Inc., Binghamton,

N. Y., telegram, June 16, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Carpenter, Års. M. R., Carpenter Monolithic Ice Rink Floor,

Cleveland, Ohio, letter and appendage, February 21, 1955, tó

Hon. Emanuel Celler...

Chittick, C. Yardley, 41 Fremont St., Boston, Mass., telegram,

June 29, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..

Chrisholm, Charles F., Boonton, N. J., letter, to Senator Robert C.

Hendrickson.-

Clark, Omer W., director of legislation, Disabled American Veterans,

Washington, Þ. C., letter, March 30, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler-

Collins, C. C., 3745 North 28th Street, Tacoma, Wash., letter, June 2,

1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler...

Cooley, Austin G., Patent Equity Association, Inc., New York, X. Y.:

Telegram, April 18, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Telegram, May 20, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Telegram, June 15, 1955, to Hon. Francis E. Walter.

Corson, Phillip L., G. & W. H. Corson, Inc., telegram, June 15, 1955, to

Hon. Francis E. Walter.

Crews, Floyd H., vice president, New York Patent Law Association,

telegram, March 9, 1955, to Hon. Edwin E. Willis.

Curtis, Hon. Laurence, memorandum to committee

Dalton, Dr. Harold R., consulting chemist, Jenkintown, Pa., letter,

June 21, 1955, to Hon. Edwin E. Willis.

Dempsey, Hon. John J., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New Mexico, letter and appendage, April 19, 1955, to Hon.

Emanuel Celler.

Des Jardins, Clarence B., Des Jardins, Robinson & Keiser, Cincinnati,

Ohio, letter, April 13, 1955, to C. F. Brickfield.

Easterbrook, W. G., Easterbrook & Oleson_Lumber Co., Seattle,

Wash., letter, June 1, 1955, to Hon. Edwin E. Willis.

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Additional information-Continued

Funke, William, 52 Helen Avenue, Buffalo 19, N. Y.:

Telegram, April 17, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler

Telegram, June 16, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Hawes, Robert N., Hawes & Gosnell, Washington, D. C., letter,

June 8, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..

Heilman, James M., Heilman & Heilman, 501 5th Avenue, New

York, N. Y.:

Letter, March 18, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celier.

Telegram, June 18, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Hitzeman, Harry H., Chicago, Ill., additional statement
Kenway, Herbert P., Kenway, Jenney, Witter & Hildreth, Boston,

Mass., letter, May 10, 1955, to C. F. Brickfield..

Kenyon, W. Houston, vice president, New York Patent Law Associa-

tion, telegram, July 1, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler...

Ketchum, Omar B., director, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kansas City,

Mo., letter, March 28, 1955, to Hon. Edwin E. Willis..

Leverton, Max, president, Shoup Voting Machine Corp., Union City,

N. J., telegram, June 15, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..

Lyons, John J., Washington, D. C., a reply to major points advanced

against the enactment of H. R. 2128, statement..

Magnuson, Hon. Don, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Washington, letter, April 19, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..

McWilliams, Thomas F., secretary, Patent Law Association of

Chicago, letter and enclosure, May 3, 1955_

Merrill, A. D., Watertown, N. Y., telegram, June 15, 1955, to Hon.

Emanuel Celler.

Miessner, Benjamin Franklin, Morristown, N. J.:

Telegram, April 19, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Telegram, June 15, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Telegram, June 21, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Letter, April 12, 1955, to Hon Peter Freylinghuysen, Jr----

Muckey, M. J., Industrial Conference Board, Tacoma, Wash., letter,

March 3, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Noonan, Joseph D., executive secretary, Smaller Business Association

of New England, Boston, Mass., telegram, June 9, 1955, to Hon.

Emanuel Celler..

Potter, T. Irving, Potter & Halsey, Inc., New York, N. Y., letter,

June 3, 1955, to Hon. Edwin E. Willis.

Riter, Henry G., III, president, National Association of Manufacturers,

New York, N. Y., telegram, June 29, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..

Roche, John J., manager, New York district, International Shoe

Machine Corp., telegram, April 22, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..

Rogers, Hon. William P., Deputy Attorney General, letter, April 14,

1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Schanzle, W. F., secretary, Cincinnati Patent Law Association, letter

and appendage, April 14, 1955, to C. F. Brickfield.

Schmidt, John F., patent counsel, Le Tourneau-Westinghouse Co.,

Peoria, Ill., letter, April 4, 1955, to C. F. Brickfield.

Schroeder, Bernard A., president, Patent Law Association of Chicago,

letter and enclosure, March 11, 1955, to Subcommittee No. 3, Com-

mittee on the Judiciary

Stephens, Nell F., Box 6234, NW. station, Washington, D. C., letter,

March 9, 1955, to Judiciary Committee

Table-Principal countries which have patent extension legislation..

Vonck, Paul V., vice president, International Shoe Machine Corp.,

Cambridge, Mass., telegram, June 16, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel

Celler...

Wallace & Cannon, attorneys and counselors at law, Chicago, Ill.,

letter, March 10, 1955, to Roy H. Olson.

Weeks, Hon. Sinclair, Secretary of Commerce, letter, March 8, 1955,

to Hon. Emanuel Celler.

Wells, M., president, Spears Wells Machinery Co., Oakland, Calif.,

telegram, June 15, 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler...

Whiting, Richard, chairman, rules and laws committee, American

Patent Law Association:

Letter, March 18, 1955, to C. F. Brickfield..

Letter, June 29, 1955, to Committee on the Judiciary -

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