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Issue No.05 - September/October (2005 vol.25)
pp: 79-81
Phil Emma , IBM
ABSTRACT
In my last column, I discussed the three criteria for patentability: novelty, usefulness, and nonobviousness. I also touched on the practical value of obtaining a patent in terms of discoverability-the ease with which infringement can be determined, and in terms of avoidance-the ease with which a potential user of someone's invention could achieve similar results without using that invention. In this column, I will continue the discussion of the practical value of a patent.
INDEX TERMS
Patents, PTO, infringement of a patent
CITATION
Phil Emma, "Patents: To file or not to file?", IEEE Micro, vol.25, no. 5, pp. 79-81, September/October 2005, doi:10.1109/MM.2005.96
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