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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 Prussians were impressed with the French Chassepot and issued numbers of captured carbines to their mounted troops as the Chassepot-Karabiner.
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Throughout the day, the main French attacks lacked coordination, and by 6pm -- when Wellington's centre was dangerously weak -- Napoleon was too preoccupied with the Prussian threat to exploit the breakthrough.
It gave the Duke of Wellington's army extra hours as his Prussian allies, fresh from defeat, regrouped and raced towards their position on a ridge near Waterloo.
At last the Prussians arrive and the Allied army advances.
It was during this war that, in 1870, Prussian Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck orchestrated the unification of the German states.
The French had the finest infantry rifle in the world at the time, a huge regular army and seasoned general who would roll over the Prussians and settle affairs in a matter of months, if not weeks.
Instead, they adopted new tactics and dispersed across the countryside, forcing the Prussians to turn their regular army into an occupying force.
Here he follows his two-volume history of the Austro-Prussian War with an account the battle of Koniggratz, a signal triumph for the Prussians, the first battle between the two powers, and a demonstration of the changes that had come about in warfare.
Consequently, the evolving relationship between military culture and German society in the nineteenth century looms paramount: from the volunteers in 1814, to the popular criticism of standing armies in the 1840, to the advocacy of civil militias in 1848, to the critical reversal in 1871, when Prussians accepted military values as a constituent element of civil society.
But the percentage figure is misleading, Clark notes, as only 81,000 members of Fredrick's army were native Prussians, which makes the figure a more normal 1.
Napoleon's ability to use diplomatic overtures towards Prussia to paralyze the decision-making process in Berlin was one part of his campaign; the well-designed rapid marches across central Germany which placed the French armies much closer to Berlin sooner than the Prussians anticipated was part of the operational art.