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[75 Stat. 1109]
[75 Stat. 1109]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 STAT.]

PROCLAMATION 3434—SEPT. 22, 1961


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-second day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hun[SEAL] dred and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-sixth. JOHN P. KENNEDY

By the President: CHESTER BOWLES,

Acting Secretary of State. AMERICAN PATENT SYSTEM WEEK By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

^^P'^I^^';,^/^^' [No. 3434]

WHEREAS the year 1961 marks the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the enactment of the Patent Act of 1836 which created the present 5 Stat. n?. examination system for the grant of patents; and WHEREAS in the year 1961 there will be granted the three millionth patent since enactment of the Patent Act; and WHEREAS the grant of a patent is a traditional incentive for the promotion of the useful arts and thereby contributes notably to the well-being of people everywhere; and WHEREAS encouragement of invention is essential to the continued economic and technological development of this Nation; and WHEREAS it is fitting that the anniversary of the Patent Act and the establishment of the United States Patent Office should be observed; and WHEREAS a joint resolution of the Congress approved September 22, 1961, ^«'^, P en. authorizes the Secretary of Commerce, the Commissioner of Patents, and such