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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 1988

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  • Intellectual property right issues in the new Trade Bill

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 4 - 8
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    A discussion is presented of major features of 'The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1987'. Various provisions to strengthen the intellectual property protection afforded to US inventors and to the owners of US intellectual property rights are detailed. Such provisions include: simplifying the patent infringement proceedings under paragraph 337 of the Tariff Act; providing patent owners fo... View full abstract»

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  • Software protection under patent and copyright

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 9 - 10
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    An historical overview is presented of legal cases that considered patent and copyright protection for software. It is noted that, while patent protection was unsettled in the early years, it has been stable in recent years. In contrast, copyright protection, which was settled in the early years, is now expanding rapidly.<> View full abstract»

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  • The patent examiner

    Publication Year: 1988
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    The role and duties of US patent examiners is briefly described. The examiner's job is traced through the stages from the submission of a patent application, and research to ascertain if similar inventions exist. The circumstances for rejecting a patent application are summarized.<> View full abstract»

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  • The ENIAC file wrapper

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 12 - 13
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    A brief overview is presented of the 'file wrapper', which is the documentation of the patent application in the US Patent Office for the ENIAC (electronic numerical integrator and computer). The author provides personal reminiscences along with a quick summary of major patent claims made and interferences that resulted in an 18-year pendency for the application before the granting of a patent in ... View full abstract»

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  • A written panel discussion on patent issues

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 14 - 21
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    Questions concerning the US Patent Office, the decisions of patent examiners and legal and ethical issues revolving around patents are considered by a group of lawyers. Each question is put to each lawyer; each response is independent of the other respondents.<> View full abstract»

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  • Fault tolerant ballistic missile defense: defining constraints

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 22 - 25
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    It is argued that a fault-tolerant ballistic missile defense (BMD) system must not increase the probability of accidental nuclear exchanges. This requirement is used to define three constraints for BMD systems: the deployment of any BMD system must be accompanied by deliberate steps to reduce the responsiveness of offensive nuclear weapons by all sides; a deliberate and assured lag time should be ... View full abstract»

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