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Patents: To file or not to file?
September/October 2005 (vol. 25 no. 5)
pp. 79-81
Phil Emma, IBM
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, Sept.-Oct. 2005, doi:10.1109/MM.2005.96
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