PATENTS: More Freedom

Quiet, fast-moving Leo Crowley, U.S. Alien Property Custodian, wrote a letter to his Commander in Chief last week to tell him that by year's end he will have seized over 50,000 patents. That is virtually every U.S. patent held by citizens of enemy and enemy-occupied nations.

For the U.S. at war, Leo Crowley pointed out, his patent grabs mean that "some of the finest research achievements of modern science" will be available to any interested U.S. manufacturer. His plums include: Krupp patents on heavy machinery, diesel engines, locomotives and metal alloys; I....

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