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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2005 vol. 9)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 4-7
Robert E. Filman , RIACS/NASA Ames Research Center
I?ve always believed that one of the keys to success is knowing the rules of the game. Finding the rules fair but being unhappy with the effect is called result mongering. Much of the legal fighting over intellectual property today seems more about achieving particular results than optimizing the overall economy. The details of IP law are worked out in the political process, a space where those who have the most to gain from changes often exert the most influence and where local optimization might not give the best overall results.
intellectual property, trademark law, patent law, copyright law

R. E. Filman, "From the Editor in Chief: Patent Pending," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. , pp. 4-7, 2005.
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