Italy introduces patents (38 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

The first patent was granted by the city of Florence to Filippo Brunelleschi for his invention of an iron-clad vessel, designed to carry marble. It was unsuccessful, but he managed to gain exclusive commercial rights to its use.

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Editors. "Italy introduces patents". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=9652, accessed 25 June 2017.]

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