Have I a patent? or, m other words, have I a patentable invention P To be patentable, an invention must not have been known to anyone before its inventor, and it must be useful. If it possesses these two good points, it has a chance ; but, if m addition, it is an improvement upon something m general use, say, for instance, if it is an unbreakable incandescent mantis, the inventor mity consider himself made for life. But m order to make such an invention a saccess, he must produce a mantle that will illuminate as well as the present mantle, and have m addition the advantage ©f being unkreakab!e. It seems simple enough. Is it not a wonder it has never been discovered ? Just how far your invention is patentable what you can claim, and what you had best leave out, can all be had by consulting Henry Hughes, Patent Agent, at his offices 183 Hereford Street, Christchurch. A perusal of the firm's pamphlet, " Advice to Inventors," will be time well spent by anyone interested m inventions. In order to suceed as an inventor it is neseesary to strive to improve things widely used. That which will produce anything m a better, quicker, or cheaper way than formerly, is patentable,
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A Patent., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6598, 17 June 1905
A Patent. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6598, 17 June 1905
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