HC Deb 30 March 1871 vol 205 c888

asked the Secretary of State for War, If, in the usual course of business at the War Office, questions of disputed inventions and patent rights, involving points of law as well as matters of fact, are referred to the Law Officers of the Crown only, or to Military Officers only, or to both?


When questions of invention involve points of law they are referred to the solicitor, and in case of necessity I refer them to the Law Officers of the Crown.