Charles Denton Abel

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Charles Denton Abel was born in London in 1831, the grandson of August Christian Andreas Abel, who was court miniature painter to the Grand Duke of Mecklenburgh Schwerin.[1] and the younger brother of the chemist and explosives expert, Sir Frederick Abel, Chairman and Albert Medallist of the Society of Arts.[2]

In 1856 he entered into partnership with Mr Charles Cowper, a patent agent, in England.[1] Following Mr Cowper's death in 1860 he continued his work as a patent attorney and later entered into partnership with John Imray, to form Abel & Imray in 1871 with offices in the Holborn area of London, a firm which still operates under that name today.[3]

Abel assisted in founding the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents in 1882, and was the first "vice president" of the Chartered Institute.[4] and later served as President from 1897 to 1899.[5]

He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Arts in 1886 and awarded the Society’s Gold Medal for his paper on ‘The Patent Laws’ in 1904.[2]

He died in 1906[2]


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