Patent information and documentation in Italy
Italy is the country where the first patent law was promulgated (Venetian patent ordinance of1474). Some hundred patents were granted in a century. Galileo himself who can be considered the father of modern science based on experimental work obtained some patents. When the Venetian industry declined, skilled workers emigrated to other parts of Europe and demanded patent protection in their new countries. Thus began the patent system .
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