Next came the patent laws. These began in England in 1624, and in this country with the adoption of our Constitution... - Abraham Lincoln Quotes
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Quote:Next came the patent laws. These began in England in 1624, and in this country with the adoption of our Constitution. Before then any man [might] instantly use what another man had invented, so that the inventor had no special advantage from his own invention. The patent system changed this, secured to the inventor for a limited time exclusive use of his inventions, and thereby added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things. - Abraham Lincoln Quotes
  


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