(redirected from Prussians)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
He articulates modern theories of discourse and illustrates his points with rhetoric from contemporary political correspondence found in the Prussian archives.
Women's Chat said the Royal household was divided over the Prussian attack on Denmark.
The first concerns Prussian manorialism and feudalism during the "Second Serfdom," which lasted from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the collapse of "Old Prussia" in 1807 following Napoleon's conquest of Prussia.
Let us show "a bit of willing" and help improve it so that we never again have to fight the French or be rescued by the Prussians.
The Old Prussians belonged to the Western Baltic group of tribes, which also included the Curonians, Samogitians, Skalvians, Galindians, and Yotvingians.
The Prussians were impressed with the French Chassepot and issued numbers of captured carbines to their mounted troops as the Chassepot-Karabiner.
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.
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.
The Prussians then marched across France and at the Battle of Sedan (from September 1st to 2nd, 1870), 55 miles northeast of Rheims, Napoleon III himself was captured along with Marshal MacMahon and 100,000 troops.
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 1.42 percent.
His analysis of Napoleon's 1806 campaign against Prussia, culminating in the twin battles of Jena and Auerstadt on 14 October, is the centrepiece of the book and proves both Napoleon's effectiveness and the ineffectiveness of the Prussians. 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.