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SIXTY—SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Cns. 125, 126. 1921. 13].3 his successor is duly a pointed and qualified. Each judge hereafter '1`°“¤"°'°°“°’· appointed shall serve ilor the term of four years and until his successor is dul appointed and qualified. Sec. 14. 'lihat this Act shall take effect ninety days after its In °”°°t in 90 ****1***- ass e. P Sridgl 15. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent herewith p§,’{§,‘§{‘S"‘°“*1“"S’°' are hereby repealed: Provided, That nothing herein shall be con- gzgfgg- , adm strued to de rive the Sutpreme Court of the istrict of Columbia or eases. ° p° the Court oi) Appeals o the District of Columbia from reviewing and finally determiningl such cases as may be ending on a peal or certiorari at the time t at this Act goes into edhct: Pr0v1kled)farther, _N¤up¤>s¤¤c1urisdi¤- That nothing herein shall be construed to deprive the said Municipal “°“ °°t°°‘ Court of anyujurisdiction possessed by said court at the time of the Rm {mmm passage of t `s Act: Provtded further, That nothing in this Act shall leéslntion pnot modig e construed to supersede or modify any of the provisions of Public M' resolution numbered 31, Sixty-fifth Congpess, entitled “Joint reso— lution to prevent rent profiteering in e District of Columbia," v¤1.4c,p,sas. approved May 31, 1918, nor of any provisions of Public law numbered A'"“’ P' m' 63, alp roved October 22, 1919, entitled "An Act to amend an Act entitleg, ‘An Act to provide further for the national security and defense by encouraging the production, conserving the supply, and controlling the distribution of food products and fuel,’ approved August 10, 1917, and to regulate rents in the District of Columbia." Approved, March 3, 1921. CHAP. 126.——~An Act To extend tem oraril the time for Elin applications for l‘Ii¥cIil.i%li letters patent, for taking actions in theplfnitedr States Patent O&ce with respect lP¤b1i¢=.No·366·1 thereto, for the reviving and reinstatement of applications for letters patent, an for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House 3/` Representatives of the United 11;?¤§¤%¤¤· { dom States of America in Congress assemble , That the rights of priority in aim; fppiiiemeui provided by section 4887 of the Revised Statutes, for the iilin of ap- §ff‘;§;,,§§"“d"" '°’ plications for patent for inventions and designs, which rights gad not $~¢?:§¤;¤·4%82‘g5v-M6- expired on the lst day of August, 1914, or which rights have arisen ° "°‘ ' since the Ist da of August, 1914, shall be, and the same are hereby, extended until the expiration of ai period of six months from the passage of this Act in favor of the citiaens of the United States or citizens or subjects of all coxmtries which have extended, or which now extend, or which within said period of six months shall extend sub- ¤u•i·;i_g,~¤¤v¤v¤¤¤¤ stantially reciprocal privileges to citizens of the United States, and M ' such extension shall apply to alpplications upon which patents have been granted, as well as to apppcations now pendin or filed within the period herein: Promded, at such extension 51811 in no way Q; . mm furnish a basis of claim against the Govemment of the United States: c¤vsmm¤¤¤$n`inm¤sa. Promkled further, That such extension shall in no way affect the ,,,§f§§f,§_,‘;foE,;§;§,¥,f,‘§, right of any citizen of the United States, who, before the passage of }>3:¤a¤» M, ¤¤¢ ¤!- this Act, was bona fide in possession of any rights in patents or ° ap lications for patent conflicting with rights in patents granted or vaiidated by reason of such extension, to exercise such rights by itself or himself personally, or by such agents, or licensees, as derived their rights from it, or him, before the passa of this Act, and such persons shall not be arnenable to any action gbr infringement of any patent granted or validated by reason of such extension. _ num orpnmcgigbu- A patent shall not be refused on an application coming the "°{°,!§f*3§f%g {gm °‘* provisions of this Act, nor shall a patent granted on such apphcation e held invalid by reason of the invention having been patented or described in any printed publication or in public use or on sale in the United States prior to the of the application, unless such