Inventions and Official Secrecy: A History of Secret Patents in the United Kingdom

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Contents
List of Figuresviii
List of Abbreviationsix
Acknowledgementsx
1 Introduction1
2 The First Secret Patent4
2.1 John Macintosh4
2.2 Patent No. 1774 of 18555
2.3 The Old Law9
2.4 The 1829 Select Committee11
2.5 The Great Exhibition13
2.6 The 1851 Select Committee15
2.7 A Change of Government16
2.8 The Act of 185217
3 The Secret Patents Act of 185919
3.1 Munitions of War19
3.2 William Armstrong20
3.3 The Commissioner's Report of 186422
3.4 The Abolitionists25
3.5 The Copyright Analogy30
3.6 The Abolitionists Defeated32
4 Towards an Official Secrets Act35
4.1 Public Records35
4.2 C. M. Clode Draws up a Paper36
4.3 Real Estate37
4.4 Secrecy38
4.5 The Act of 188340
4.6 Secrecy in the Act of 188343
4.7 The Official Secrets Act of 188944
4.8 Conclusions48

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures viii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • Acknowledgements x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The First Secret Patent 4
  • 3 - The Secret Patents Act of 1859 19
  • 4 - Towards an Official Secrets Act 35
  • 5 - The Secrets of Two Technical Revolutions 49
  • 6 - Introducing the Examiners 62
  • 7 - Between the Wars 79
  • 2 - The Second World War 95
  • 9 - Making Wartime Procedure Permanent 113
  • 10 - The Last Secret Patent 129
  • List of References 140
  • Index 145
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