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TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 357 1836. 121 ority of right or invention, on a hearing thereof, he may appeal from such decision, on the like terms and conditions as are provided in the preceding section of this act; and the like proceedings shall be had, to determine which or whether either of the applicants is entitled to receive a patent as prayed for. But nothing in this act contained shall be construed to deprive an original and true inventor of the right to a patent for his invention, by reason of his having previously taken out letters patent therefor in a foreign country, and the same having been published, at any time within six months next preceding the filing of his specification and drawings. And whenever the applicant shall request it, the patent shall take date from the time of the filing of the specification and drawings, not however exceeding six months prior to the actual issuing of the patent; and on like request, and the payment of the duty herein required, by any applicant, his specification and drawings shall be filed in the secret archives of the office until he shall furnish the model and the patent be issued, not exceeding the term of one year, the applicant being entitled to notice of interfering applications. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That before any application for _ d H a patent shall be considered by the commissioner as aforesaid, the appli- tgiglélgijid 3, cant shall pay into the Treasury of the United States, or into the Patent tredit of the U. Office, or into any of the deposite banks to the credit of the Treasury, ·iIi*•¤¤$¤*’°¤' b? if he be a citizen of the United States, or an alien, and shall have been §,2“"“' °r' resident in the United States for one year next preceding, and shall i have made oath of his intention to become a citizen thereof, the sum of thirty dollars; if a subject of the King of Great Britain, the sum of Five hundred five hundred dollars; and all other persons the sum of three hundred Sl°ll°*¤l>Y°S¤b· dollars; for which payment duplicate receipts shall be taken, one of §§,{g;§,Ggg3‘ which to be filed in the office of the Treasurer. And the moneys re- three hundred ceived into the Treasury under this act shall constitute a fund for the l>Y °'h°¥' P°’· payment of the salaries of the officers and clerks herein provided °°nS‘ for, and all other expenses of the Patent Office, and to be called the patent fund. Sec.10. And be it farther enacted, That where any person hath _Invemors dy- made, or shall have made, any new invention, discovery, or improve- l”§w“l‘:’“*t*”k‘ ment, on account of which a patent might by virtue of this act be ggeigtbrsj granted, and such person shall die before any patent shall be granted Gee. may, Sec. therefor, the right of applying for and obtaining such patent shall devolve on the executor or administrator of such person, in trust for the heirs at law of the deceased, in case he shall have died intestate; but if otherwise, then in trust for his devisees, in as full and ample manner, and under the same conditions, limitations, and restrictions, as the same was held, or might have been claimed or enjoyed by such person in his or her lifetime; and when application for a patent shall be made by such legal representatives, the oath or affirmation provided in the sixth section of this act shall be so varied as to be applicable to them. Sec. ll. And be it further enacted, That every patent shall be Assignment assignable in law, either as to the whole interest, or any undivided part gjgpgggggaggd thereof, by any instrument in writing; which assignment, and also every grant and conveyance of the exclusive right under any patent, to make and use, and to grant to others to make and use, the thing patented within and throughout any specified part or portion of the United States, shall be recorded in the Patent Office within three months from the execution thereof for which the assignee or grantee shall pay to the Commissioner the sum of three dollars. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That any citizen of the United gavwmaym States, or alien who shall have been resident in the United States one entered. year next preceding, and shall have made oath of his intention to become Von. V.—-16 L