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METHOD. The mode of operating or the means of attaining an object.
     2. It has been questioned whether the method of making a thing can be patented. But it has been considered that a method or mode may be the subject of a patent, because, when the object of two patents or effects to be produced is essentially the same, they may both be valid, if the modes of attaining the desired effect are essentially different. Dav. Pat. Cas. 290; 2 B. & Ald. 350; 2 H. Bl. 492; 8 T. R. 106; 4 Burr. 2397; Gods. on Pat. 85; Perpigna, Manuel des Inventeurs, &c., c. 1, sect. 5, Sec. 1, p. 22.

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In the recording obtained by Reuters on Monday, Lam told a group of business leaders that she deeply regretted pushing the controversial extradition bill that first sparked mass demonstrations in June, but insisted that it had been her decision to do so.
Lam has come under increasing pressure from the authorities in China to put an end to the protests and cede any demands set forth by the pro-democracy protestors.
Lam's initial response was to offer a half-hearted apology and promise to suspend the bill, while insisting that those who had been arrested were rioters.
"I'm proud to commit my future to Bristol and it was an easy decision to make," Lam said.
Lam (above, main picture) said: "He is the most experienced player in the competition.
Dr Mahathir thanked Lam for the scholarships for Malaysian students.
But all throughout, Lam said he stayed focused and in times that he did commit mistakes at the tight, hazard-laden layout, he would bank on his superb short game and putting to emerge a winner for the first time.
Lam, died in Sudan's capital, Khartoum on Saturday.
Nawaz Sharif appreciated the contributions of Mrs Lam to maintain the position of Hong Kong as global leader in financial services and trade.
Duterte said that if Lam would pay up, it should be all at once and not in tranches.
Perhaps there were only two ways Dante Lam's "Operation Mekong," based on the 2011 Mekong Massacre, could have gone.
12 October 2016 - US-based wafer fabrication equipment and services supplier Lam Research Corp.