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PATENT, PRUSSIAN. This subject will be considered by taking a view of the persons who may obtain patents; the nature of the patent; and the duration of the right.
     2.-Sec. 1, Of the persons who may obtain patents. Prussian citizens or subjects are alone entitled to a patent. Foreigners can not obtain one.
     3.-Sec. 2. Nature of the patents. Patents are granted in Prussia for an invention when the thing has been discovered or invented by the applicant. For an improvement, when considerable improvement has been made to a thing before known. And for importation, when the thing has been brought from a foreign country and put in use in the kingdom. Patents may extend over the whole country or only over a particular part.
     4.-Sec. 3. Duration of patents. The patent may at the choice of the applicant, be for any period not less than six months nor more than fifteen years.

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The Battle of Koniggratz (July 3, 1866) showed the superiority of Zundnadel-equipped troops (and Prussian leadership).
Those relatively few miles from Wavre were over difficult ground, narrow defiles and woodland, churned by the heavy rain, very heavy going for the Prussian guns.
On June 16 he triumphed over the Prussians at Ligny but Wellington held him back and, two days later at Waterloo, it was all over.
At last the Prussians arrive and the Allied army advances.
Prussian eagle is settling better now but the stronger the pace the better his chance and with three Gigginstown horses in the line-up who like to go from the front, i can see the race being run to suit.
Lithuania Minor (Lithuanian: Mazoji Lietuva; German: Kleinlitauen;) or Prussian Lithuania (Lithuanian: Prusu Lietuva; German: Preubisch-Litauen) is a historical ethnographic region of Prussia, later East Prussia in Germany, where Prussian Lithuanians or Lietuvininkai lived.
Having run green, Prussian was making up ground hand over fist in the final furlong and only failed to get up by a head.
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