The United States Patent Association
The United States Patent Association was a non-governmental organization active in the United States in the late 19th century. Their purpose was to promote the benefits of patents for society. Association membership comprised US patent examiners, patent agents and attorneys and inventors. Their activities included having meetings, giving public presentations and publishing essays.
- Perry, John, S., "A Defence of our Patent System", United States Patent Association, J.R. Osgood & Co., of Boston, Mass., 1875 
- Howson, H., "Our Country's Debt to Patents", United States Patent Association, J.R. Osgood & Co., of Boston, Mass., 1875 
- Howson, Henry, Sr. “What we owe to patents”, U.S. Patent Association, M'Calla & Stavely, 1874.
Former officers and directors
Modern stock scams using the name of the United States Patent Association
Certain promoters of stocks claim that their companies have “patents registered with the Untied [sic]States Patent Association”. This is a meaningless designation because:
- The United States Patent Association does not exist anymore, and
- There is no such thing as "holding patents with an association". Patents are issued by governments only.
- The History of Middlesex County 1635-1885, J. H. Beers & Co., 36 Vesey Street, New York, 1884 pp320 – 330.
- "United States Patent Association", Scientific American, v 35 (ns) no 13, p 195, 23 September 1876.
- Scientific American, v 33 (ns) no 1, p 9, 3 July 1875
- New York Public Library citation for “What we owe to patents”