HC Deb 01 April 1898 vol 55 c1649
MR. F. CAWLEY (Lancashire, S.E., Prestwich)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, if the decision is in favour of the petitioners in the test case tried before the referee appointed by the Board of Trade, Levinstein v. Meister, Lucius, and Bruning, it will be possible for the German firm to take the case to two higher courts before the Board of Trade can compel them to grant a licence for an English firm to work in England an English patent which has been refused in Germany, and which anyone can work in that country?


The case referred to by the hon. Member is one of several applications now being heard. I am not aware hat any procedure could be adopted by a patentee against whom an order for a compulsory licence has been made to appeal against that order.